GENERATION Z

Why We Should Not Let Juneteenth Become a Holiday Like July 4th or Memorial Day

On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed legislation to officially make Juneteenth a federal holiday.…

To Marry or Not to Marry: Young Indian Americans Weigh In on the Issue Malala Yousafzai Raised

Pakistani Nobel laureate and global girls rights advocate Malala Yousafzai recently kicked up a social…

1st Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder: You’re Complicit in This Racist System if You’re Not Outraged

I grew up driving down the I-94 in Minneapolis every Saturday morning to go to…

Memories of Another Day: How the Pandemic Upended My Yearly Visit to Kolkata

I hugged my grandmother and said, “See you next year!” This was in December 2019, when…

Everyone Should Have a Mom Like Mine. She’s the Perfect Balance of Everything

Around the world, everyone has a different definition of a mother. I define mine as…

How I Overcame Covid, its Physical and Mental After Effects Through Meditation

In 2020, prior to the pandemic, I was juggling 2 sports, 3 clubs, and countless…

Hindu Nationalist Agenda of Asserting Control Over Women’s Bodies Continues in ‘Partly Free’ India

2020 was a year of celebration for women’s suffrage globally, as Kamala Harris became the…

South Asian Youth Initiative to Take Down Structures of Casteism, Anti-Blackness and Islamophobia

Calling all South Asians! The 2021 South Asian Youth Initiative will be held virtually on…

Outside the Window: A Teenager’s Reflections on One Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s officially been one year since the COVID-19 pandemic took over our world. Isn’t it…

We Have Come a Long Way From Advocating Intersections Between Indian Casteism and American White Supremacy

Two weeks ago, I checked my family’s mailbox, and hidden among advertisements and utility bills,…

Myriad Colors of History: How Black Civil Rights Struggles Helped Me to Embrace My South Asian Identity

The heart of this proud country bleeds a million different colors — colors that have…

My Mother’s Story is Not an Exception. It is a Story of Ongoing Violence Against India’s Muslims

That fateful “X” meant death. The two blood-red lines sloppily meeting each other glistened in…