We wanted to take a moment to support a dear friend, one of the 30 contributors who wrote a story for the upcoming release, untold: defining moments of the uprooted.
untold: defining moments of the uprooted is a collection of real stories that explores the South Asian experience in the U.S., U.K., and Canada through the lens of identity, being, and relationships. Thirty emerging voices share deeply personal moments of immigration, infertility, divorce, mental health, suicide, racism, colorism, LGBTQIA+ issues, and more, all while balancing the push and pull of belonging to two cultural hemispheres. Every story sheds light on the authentic truths of living as women with hyphenated identities that have been only whispered-until now.
It has taken more than two years with a dedicated in-house team for curating Brown Girl Magazine‘s first-ever anthology. In partnership with Mango & Marigold Press, this release includes diverse emerging voices from all corners of the world, each piece — starting with author Tanuja Desai Hider’s foreword — is told through a creative non-fiction lens and explores a defining moment in the lives of these writers. They touch on topics that, in the larger South Asian community, are usually left untold.
untold: defining moments of the uprooted is now available for pre-order here and is expected to ship in January 2021. And by pre-ordering a copy of this anthology, you will also be directly supporting two female and minority-owned small businesses actively bridging the cultural, accessibility, and diversity gap across the diaspora.