Author - notyourwife1214

The Forgotten Faces of America – Nidhi Shastri

On a stuffy Chicago afternoon during May of last year, I found myself crouched over a small desk, a fresh cup of chai in hand, glancing at my calendar. “Interview Karan Mahajan of The New Yorker,” I had scribbled...


For me, it wasn’t a moment. It was the something missing. – Rhea Patel

When you think of fitness role models, who comes to mind? Joe Wicks? Kayla Itsines? Jessica Ennis-Hill? It’s no wonder that the South Asian community has a lack of representation across the fitness and sport industry - where is...


Manifesting Your Hearts Desires In 2021 – Prishaniee

  When it comes to manifesting there is so much information all over the internet that you might be confused about where to start, what it truly means and how to start doing it. So, I am going to give...


2021: the year for self-love, growth and healing – Jaspreet

For so many of us, 2020 was the most challenging year to date. It was as if all things that could possibly go wrong, did. We were thrown on this rollercoaster ride of emotions, our adaptability skills were tested...


My Vagina Is ‘Broken’. – Anonymous

It just wouldn’t go in. No matter what position we tried, or how many times I squirted KY Jelly it was apparent it wasn’t going in. I remember being 23 and sitting on the edge of the bed dying...


Finding My Voice – Anonymous

Growing up in a south Asian family, as a daughter of two immigrant parents, consciously or unconsciously, I was taught from a young age what was expected of me. I was raised to be good, proper and modest. My...


Teaching Yoga and Meditation as a Brown Woman in the West – Angie Tiwari

  Do you love getting your sweat on in downward facing dog? Well you know what? I do too! But what you’re about to read is going to show you that yoga is so much more than your downward facing,...


Why living away from home made me realise the dysfunctionality of my own household? – Shivaani Rajan

Hi, My name is Shivaani and I currently live in Sydney, Australia. I had the opportunity to live abroad for more than 10 years in India, Netherlands and Australia. I had relocated 6 times and now I am based...


Top 10 books of 2020 – Ria Kakkad

My top 10 books of 2020 don’t really reflect the literary trends of the year. Some books helped me understand my anxieties around the current climate, and the societal shift from what we called ‘normal’ to lockdown. Others allowed...


Intra-Ethnic Othering and ‘Being’ South Asian – Anushka Chaudhuri

It was a lazy September afternoon in 2018. The weather was dull, the skies were grey. Our moods reflected this – a kind of pathetic fallacy. The three of us were sitting in the narrow corridor in one of...