Brown Girl Like Me: The Essential Guidebook And Manifesto For South Asian Girls And Women
Brown Girl Like Me is an inspiring memoir and empowering manifesto that equips women with the confidence and tools they need to navigate the difficulties that come with an intersectional identity. Jaspreet Kaur unpacks key issues such as the media, the workplace, the home, education, mental health, culture, confidence and the body, to help South Asian women understand and tackle the issues that affect them, and help them be in the driving seat of their own lives.
Jaspreet pulls no punches, tackling difficult topics from mental health and menstruation stigma, to education, beauty standards, feminism, cultural appropriation and microaggressions. She also addresses complex issues, such as how to manage to be a Brown feminist without rejecting your own culture, and why Asian girls - the second-highest performing group of students in the country - aren't seen in larger numbers in universities and head offices.
Interviews with brilliant South Asian Women from all walks of life, as well as academic insight, show what life is really like for Brown women in the diaspora. Part toolkit, part call-to-arms, Brown Girl Like Me is essential reading for South Asian women, as well as people with an interest in feminism and cultural issues. It will educate, inspire and spark urgent conversations for change.
Author: Jaspreet Kaur.