Stories

A collection of stories from our diverse women of colour contributor community. Our writers cover beautifully thought-provoking pieces on topics such as identity, relationships and lifestyle.

He won’t do it again – Tash Kaur

I was 23 years old when I started dating my ex. At that time, I thought I’m in my prime and it is the perfect age for me to date with the prospects of marriage. Although I had just started my...


To our fearless brown girls – NotYourWife

To the beautiful women within our community, We wanted to write you a few words ahead of this years International Women’s Day. We hope, like us, this notion is something you #choosetochallenge. Our culture often sets your happiness in the hands...


Me, myself and I – Solo travel is a must! – Anj (Anjli’s Look Book)

I have had the travel bug from a young age I was fascinated by aeroplanes and the airport. However, my love for travel grew significantly in my 20’s and is even stronger now in my 30’s. There is something...


Self-care for a Single Thirty Something – Anonymous

Life is a formula: you are born, you get good grades, you get a good job, you get married, you have kids, you die. Or so it seems. But what happens when you get to 30 and this hasn’t...


A letter to my 18 year old self – Amrita Boora

  Dear beautiful Amrita, No, you don’t need to have it all figured out yet. There is no such thing as a life deadline. You can get married at 20, or 50. You can buy your first home at 19, or...


It’s tough being the only sister… – Maleeha Mir

  Being the youngest and only daughter of a South Asian household, meant I would never be as important as my older brothers. But I don’t mean that our parents purposely made me feel smaller and less important compared to...


Is my skin colour really that offensive? – Sonia

  I have never been more aware of my skin colour as I walked into the office on my first day. The feeling of dread quickly drowned my body as I looked around and realised I was the only ethnic...


The Criminal Act Of Asking Questions – Kruti Shah

  Q: Why can’t we buy shoes on a Saturday?* A: You just can’t.   Q: Why does a bride’s family buy so many gifts for both her and her to-be husband’s family? A: They just do; that’s how it has always been.   Q: How...


Asians Anonymous – Shaena Jasmat

Unlike a lot of South Asian females my age, when I was 18 I was allowed to drink alcohol openly. I submersed myself in the UK drinking culture throughout my time at university and in life in general. In...


The Brown Girl Struggles of Learning to No Longer Adjust. – Natasha Rani

I’ve struggled to put into words the amount of times I have unknowingly adjusted, in situations where I’m often left feeling uncomfortable. I’ve struggled to understand why my whole life has been dictated by invisible timelines and set expectations....