Culture & Identity

As a daughter of immigrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan raised in a Muslim home, culture and identity is something I navigate everyday and in each decision I make in life.

Learn more about my journey as a Brown girl. 

Home is not a location it is a sense of belonging. Any place I find community and peace can become home for me.

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My journey to being this Brown Girl in the current moment has been an awakening of my soul. What I always felt was a lack of belonging as an irregular puzzle piece in a world that never fully had a space for me to just be.]

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"I am Brown to White people and White to Brown people" Brown people might call me White, but White society sees me as a brown foreigner.

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Desi is a catch-all term used by many South Asians. It means “from the land of”, but for me, it’s always been a way to say “brown like me".

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Sometimes I come face to face with the reality that as a first-generation immigrant, my cultural grounding is still an enigma to me. When balancing two worlds, it’s difficult to know which one I truly stand in authentically.

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