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COO & Editor at Large Atiya Hasan’s Journey With Brown Girl

by Atiya Hasan - Follow @AtiyaHasan05 I've been with Brown Girl Magazine since 2011. Back then it was just a small Texas blog, a product of love, by founder Aditi Mehta. I was just a struggling medical student looking for a creative outlet, so when I got the welcome letter...

Rini Sampath Talks Mental Health and the Reality of her Term as USC Student Body President

by Rini Sampath – Follow @RiniSampath When Atiya Hasan, the editor-at-large of Brown Girl, asked me to write a piece for the online magazine recapping my term as Student Body President at the University of Southern California, I actually felt a loss for words. Those who know me best understand...

Investor Kumar Arora of ‘Cleveland Hustles’ Proves Indian-Americans are no Longer Your Typical Doctors and Engineers

by Atiya Hasan - Follow @atiyahasan05 Kumar Arora sure knows how to stay busy. Two weeks ago, the entrepreneur-turned-investor made his television debut as one of the four investors on the new CNBC reality series, "Cleveland Hustles," an unscripted television series started by basketball superstar LeBron James.  See the profile...

6 Books Muslim Women Should Add To Their Reading List Post-Ramadan

by Atiya Hasan - Follow @atiyahasan05 Just like that, Ramadan is gone. You probably feel like you're already losing the spiritual clarity you had reached during the final 10 days. It happens to the best of us. Which is why I have tried my best to put together a very short...

The Cesarean Delivery Trend in South Asian Countries

by Eva Martin, MD of Elm Tree Medical Inc. - Follow @elmtreemedical We all came into the world the same way: childbirth. Well, almost the same way. Some of us were delivered vaginally and others were delivered by a cesarean section. Looking at two adults, you’d never know who was born...

5 Myths About HPV Debunked

by Nur Kara – Follow @Nurkara28 If you come from a typical South Asian-American family, then you're intimately familiar with "sex": how it's everywhere and everyone's doing it, but it's never talked about and never acknowledged openly. We hide "it" from our parents, we shy away from talk about it...

How a Breast Cancer Scare at 25 Changed My Life for the Better

By Chhaya Nene   - Follow @ChhayaNene This post was originally published on our partner website India.com. I have almost the same routine each morning. I wake up, check the phone for any emails from my agent/manager for auditions. If there aren’t any, I have the time to pitch stories to...

Islamophobia Damages the Mental Health of Young South Asians – Here’s What We Can Do

by Sheena Vasani - Follow @SheenaVasani The following post was originally submitted to BrownGirlMagazine.com and published to HuffingtonPost.com.  Too often, mental health issues are viewed as personal problems, rather than the reflective of (or perhaps directly the result of) greater social and political injustices. I think it's one of the...

What is a Pap Smear And Why You Need it

by Bhoomi Brahmbhatt - Follow @browngirlmag I might be generalizing, but if you are a young South Asian woman, you have likely been given this pep talk at some awkward teen or preteen point in your life: "Boys are bad, don't touch boys." You have been told to abide by...

Female Genital Cutting: A Continuing Tradition That Needs to End

by Mariya Taher - Follow @Mariyataher83 - This post was originally published on ImaginingEquality.com and is republished with permission.  In this deeply personal story, Brown Girl contributor Mariya Taher wrestles with and speaks out against khatna—female genital cutting—a tradition practiced by her family's community. Read her story and the stories of six...