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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...

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...