Ep. 14 – Brown Girl Magazine Founder Aditi Mehta

Many of you have probably heard of Brown Girl Magazine, the online publication that focuses on the South Asian youth diaspora in the United States. The all volunteer staff write about everything from Culture to Beauty and Style to Entertainment, and now even have a “Brown Boy” section. They feature articles such as “Bollywood’s Unfair and Ugly Obsession with Dark Skin Color,” to “Challenging Taboos: Muslim and Tattooed.”

All of this is thanks to our guest today, Aditi Mehta. She is the Founder and CEO of Brown Girl Magazine, and she talks to us about how her idea of starting the site came to her during a business class in college at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Since then, her small idea in class has transformed to have a huge impact on hundreds and thousands of young South Asian girls across the country.

Check out Brown Girl Magazine here.