We're trying to see the world from a Brown point of view, so naturally, this includes Christmas too. Even though he's based on the legendary Saint Nicolas, let's face it - Santa isn't real. Sorry if I broke your bubble, but this is 2017. The year of bubble bursting. So if he isn't real... He… Continue reading The Brown Santa.
The weather this week made me mad as hell. I was told that we're in the month of December. In South Africa, that translates to: KE DEZEMBA, PEOPLE! Time to roll out of bed and put on arm bands! Time to get the braai smoke smell infused into our whole wardrobe! Time to get outside… Continue reading The Killing of Ke Dezemba.
Bollywood likes to try new stories every once in a while, but I do believe that there's a classic recipe amongst brown people for a box office win. While I can't give you all the ingredients, the essentials are no secret: Ultimately it has to be about family relations. Someone has to get married. Someone… Continue reading How To Make A Great Hindi Movie
Being angry seems to be a bit of a cycle. You get angry about some injustice, then people start being weary of you because they don’t like angry people, then you get more angry because you’re now angry and you’re alone. You even get angry for being angry! I get it. I run a Woc… Continue reading Laments of A Mad Brown Woman.
The Miss World pageant started in 1951, and has since been surprisingly less unbiased in their candidate selection and winners than you’d think, what with the history of the world and all. In its fourth year running, Egyptian born Antigone Constanda was crowned queen, and if you ask me, that’s a pretty progressive choice for… Continue reading Reita to Manushi: A Recap of India’s Most Renowned International Pageant Winners
Brown people love drama, hey. You never see those 'doom doom tananas' going out of style on our shows. We also really love beauty. But what Indian culture really loves, is Eurocentric beauty. So what is Eurocentric beauty? It’s when being beautiful is defined by looking like a white person. Look at the features of… Continue reading The Brown and the Beautiful
It's hard out there for a brown girl. We're raised watching the films of these beautiful Bollywood heroines, so effortlessly glam, and we dream of the day we'll be able to look like them, sing and dance like them too! But a lot happens between childhood dreams and adult realities. You hit a few bumps… Continue reading Six Bollywood Dances Every Basic Brown Girl Can Do
At 25, she's a qualified chartered accountant, content creator, media personality and one of the funniest brown girls around today - with a drive to create that never says no. She won the Woman of Wonder award this year and has even performed stand up for Accidental Muslims! If you type in "Safiyyah" into your… Continue reading Sweet as Sherbet – An interview with Safiyyah Sujee.
“No solo de pan vive el hombre” “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” – Matthew 4:4: A note from the Editor We are grateful to exist today by the grace of that which lets things come to be. If there… Continue reading Beginning.