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Elizabeth Jaikaran’s Debut Book ‘Trauma’ Provides Healing to Women of Color

by Mayura Iyer – Follow @tweetsbymayura “wow, what a temper.” sometimes I do not know if I am a woman or if I am a storm. or perhaps if all the women before me, whose mouths were wired shut by tradition, incapable of expressing their outrage. perhaps they now scream,...

Meet The Staff: Elizabeth Jaikaran

by Elizabeth Jaikaran - Follow @LizJaikaran Elizabeth Jaikaran was raised in Queens, NY and is the proud child of Guyanese immigrants. She graduated with her B.A. from The City College of New York in 2012 and with her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2016 where she...

Pepsi Won’t Drive the Resistance but These Apps Can Help

by Elizabeth Jaikaran This article was originally published in TMO and republished with permission. This time around, at this point in history, the revolution is devotedly televised, meme-fied, and commodified. It is televised because our numbers are difficult to ignore; meme-fied because this generation is set up as a perpetual...

‘Gyal Dem’ Artist Amrisa Niranjan Creates Vibrant Reimagined Realities of Caribbean Women in First Art Show

by Elizabeth Jaikaran "But you see if there were no protests We would be better off where we’re from" - From the poem “Here is the thing Mom” by Amrisa Niranjan The reverberations of pulsing reggae filled the intimate art space at Burger Walla in Newark, New Jersey on Friday,...

Sisters Separated By Caste – A Review of ‘The Color of Our Sky’ by Amita Trasi

by Dhara Singh - Follow @dsinghx Imagine not knowing you share the same blood as the low-caste girl your family adopted. The one that is a few years older but always dutifully providing you her company. Your mother admonishes your father for bringing this girl of a lesser societal status...

How Being a Woman is Sexy – And What That Really Means

by Gemini Bhimani - Follow @browngirlmag Being a woman is sexy. But what does it mean to be sexy? Most people think of adjectives that describe physical features but I find that’s not the only thing that makes a woman sexy. Being confident, mature, witty, funny, adventurous, generous, humble, strong,...

Challenging Taboos: Muslim and Tattooed

by Elizabeth Jaikaran Despite almost definitive perceptions of the forbiddance of permanent tattoos in Islam, a snapshot, both historical and contemporary, of Muslims throughout the world convey a very different story from the monolithic narrative that is often adopted.  In terms of religious posturing, it is important to outline exactly...

Brides Can Drip in Jewels for Less, Thanks to Rent it Rani

by Elizabeth Jaikaran The following post is brought to you by our sponsor Rent it Rani. Photos are courtesy of our lifestyle blogger Manisha Nair and credit is given to Anuj Goyal. Hands down, the most difficult part of my bridal preparation experience was finding the right jewelry. When I...

Women’s Empowerment Gala Takes Place in Edison With Special Bollywood Appearance

by Elizabeth Jaikaran - Follow @LizJaikaran In late March, Shilpa Shetty Kundra was featured as the guest of honor at a Women’s empowerment Gala, hosted at Royal Albert's Palace, in Edison, New Jersey. The event, held by Bravura Magazine Business NJ, and Royal Events & Entertainment, also featured a number...

#DressLikeAMuslim: On Hijabi Fixations and Criticisms of Non-Traditional Muslim Women

by Elizabeth Jaikaran - Follow @LizJaikaran In a recent interview with Porter Magazine, Bella Hadid opened up about her father’s immigration to the United States as a refugee and her pride surrounding her Muslim faith. Bella’s father, Mohamed Hadid, is of Palestinian origin, born in Nazareth in 1948. Though not...

For the Love of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar: How Violence Threatens Pakistan’s Traditions of Loving Expression

by Elizabeth Jaikaran - Follow @LizJaikaran Born Syed Muhammad Usman Marwandi, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar earned his name from public reverence for his trademark dressing of red attire (lal) and his nobility as a philosopher and poet (shahbaz is a term used to refer to a noble spirit). He is known...

Love in the Simpler Days: Looking Back at Love Stories of our South Asian Parents

by BG Staff - Follow @browngirlmag  This Valentine’s Day we look back at some South Asian love stories from simpler days of our previous generations. For some, the union might have been arranged but the love that evolved was based on mutual respect and affection. Do you ever imagine your...

Remembering the Victims of the Quebec Mosque Shooting

by Elizabeth Jaikaran - Follow @LizJaikaran As much as POTUS likes to use examples of terrorism to exhibit his condemnation for lethal violence and thereby reinforce his own domestic policies, he and his administration were astoundingly silent following the shooting at the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec on Sunday, January...

Non-Black People of Color Owe Immeasurable Debts of Gratitude to Black Americans

by Elizabeth Jaikaran - Follow @LizJaikaran Our communities are heavily stained with anti-Blackness. It’s probably best to start off with that difficult and often denied truth. Many non-Black Americans of Color, who are largely immigrants, become quickly acquainted with the American brand of anti-Blackness upon their arrival to a country...

Conversation with Srinidhi Raghavan on her Bharatanatyam Show ‘Voices’

by Elizabeth Jaikaran - Follow @LizJaikaran The following post is brought to you by Voices, a Bharatanatyam solo by Srinidhi Raghavan, on Sunday, February 12 at Dixon Place in New York City. For tickets, $25 adults and $20 for students, click here.  Descending from a line of trained classical dancers,...

10 Brown Girl Stories of 2016 That are Way Too Good to Miss

by Antara Mason – Follow @AntaraMason With over a million visitors to the website in 2016, it’s safe to say, we’ve had an incredible year! From the heartwarming and hard-hitting (756) stories we'eve published this year, the amazing out-of-the-box people we profiled, the unique opinions we shared, the brand sponsors...

35 Guyanese Proverbs You Need to Start Using Now

by Elizabeth Jaikaran - Follow @LizJaikaran Alas! The joyous winter holidays are upon us, meaning plenty of interaction with family members and all of their personal and cultural quirks. This list was made with the Guyanese community in mind—yes, even the self-loathing ones who refuse to identify as such—for the...

Megha Davalath Talks About Animating Dreamworks’ ‘Trolls’

by Elizabeth Jaikaran - Follow @LizJaikaran Megha Davalath has had quite an interesting (and inspiring!) career path on her journey to becoming a top animator. We asked Megha all about her passions and goals, as well as about the trajectory that led her all the way to DreamWorks, where she...

Post-Thanksgiving Delusions Shed With Support of Standing Rock

by Elizabeth Jaikaran - Follow @LizJaikaran There are very few Americans who are unaware of the fact that their homes stand upon land stolen from this country’s indigenous peoples. It is a shameful and known truth, even for immigrants who arrived on...

In Conversation with Sujata Day of HBO’s ‘Insecure’

by Elizabeth Jaikaran - Follow @LizJaikaran Sujata Day first stole our hearts in Issa Rae’s "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl." Now, she continues to enchant us in her role on HBO’s comedy series "Insecure." Brown Girl Magazine recently spoke to Day about her background, career path and goals for...