In Conversation with Daisy Wang, Founder of DAWANG

Featured Images: Laerke Rose Mollegaard New York-based designer Daisy Wang thoughtfully weaves together ready-to-wear streetwear styles with modern chinoiserie. Her brand, DAWANG, sits in balance with the East and West while also embracing all the comfort and personalization that streetwear fashion has to offer. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. . . .…

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Uncovering Untold Voices From The South Asian Diaspora

Through 32 distinct and beautiful narratives, Brown Girl Magazine and Mango and Marigold Press’ untold: defining moments of the uprooted takes you on a journey through the vast and unique stories of South Asian womxn.   . . . With the many experiences, emotions, and incredible moments of South Asian womxn that have yet to be…

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A Push(cart) to the Right Direction

Featured Image: Anjo Lapresca The school bus I rode to get home when I still had onsite classes was nearly a decade old. Hence, it was unsurprising to encounter more than a fair share of bumps in the road. One of the most notable instances involved the said bus being rendered immobile in a dusty,…

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The Best Teachers Don’t Do What They’re Told, They Do What’s Necessary

Featured Illustration: Jayesh Sivan There is no doubt that Robin Williams as Mr. Keating in the movie Dead Poets Society taught aspiring teachers a lot about being daring and effective. One can find numerous articles written on how the movie has inspired so many people to aspire to be teachers and revolutionaries. The way Mr.…

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Traipse Through the Internet With Me

  Featured Image: Mountain Man at NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert I never really understood the Greek Siren myth until I heard Sewee Sewee by the band Mountain Man, comprising of a trio of Appalachian folk singers. As soon as I pressed play for the first time, even the fact that I don’t know how…

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On Pageants and Dethroning Misogyny: Why Filipina Queens Are Phenomenal

Featured Image: Miss Universe Philippines Organization Through the years, the Philippines has shown the universe its beauty, talent, and intellect. We are known to be the second most-crowned country and a powerhouse in beauty pageants next to Venezuela and the United States after the Philippines’ commendable finish in the ‘Big 4′ beauty pageants. The display…

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Body Positivity: Developing True Self-Esteem

Featured Illustrations: Rocío Montoya Body image refers to the way people look at themselves and others. It is correlated to the way one perceives their appearances, the way they see their body in regards to height, shape, and weight, and the way one feels within their body. A positive body image involves truly accepting one’s…

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What We Lost in the Fire

Cape Town burned for three days this April in one of the worst fires that I can remember. I woke to the sound of helicopters transporting water from the dam in the city to the mountainside that was on fire. I fell asleep to the sound of sirens from fire engines, hoping that the wind…

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The Controversial Blackness (or lack thereof) of Ancient Egypt

Featured Image: Nick Brundle/Getty Images My first historical love was the history of Ancient Egypt. One of my fondest memories was my Dad gifting me this large coffee table book with pictures of various artifacts from Ancient Egypt. My tiny fingers flipped through the pages as I was mesmerized by the pictures of Ancient Egyptian…

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