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*As seen in The Times of India*

With lives in New York and San Francisco, the ladies of The Woke Desi came together for one reason: to give South Asians a voice, a place to call home and a friend to empower them as they make their badass way through life. Talking about fun issues like dating and marriage, to the heavier ones like infertility and desi stigmas, The Woke Desi explores the topics South Asians have only whispered about until now, lending itself to a generation unafraid of being bold and fearless. Join hosts Annika (an author) and Nehal (an influencer) as they take a fun, unfiltered, thoughtful approach to all things Desi.

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*As seen in The Times of India*

With lives in New York and San Francisco, the ladies of The Woke Desi came together for one reason: to give South Asians a voice, a place to call home and a friend to empower them as they make their badass way through life. Talking about fun issues like dating and marriage, to the heavier ones like infertility and desi stigmas, The Woke Desi explores the topics South Asians have only whispered about until now, lending itself to a generation unafraid of being bold and fearless. Join hosts Annika (an author) and Nehal (an influencer) as they take a fun, unfiltered, thoughtful approach to all things Desi.

    Pass Me a Pink Ladoo

    Pass Me a Pink Ladoo

    Pink Ladoo Project's Raj Khaira joins the ladies of TWD to explore gender inequality in South Asian communities. From women propagating sexism, to how on earth we expect women to stand up for themselves after a lifetime of inferiority, to how feminism needs to be intersectional, this conversation is a must-listen when it comes to dismantling thousands of years of toxic behavior toward women in the South Asian community.

    • 58 Min.
    End-o Pelvic Pain

    End-o Pelvic Pain

    The rate of chronic pelvic pain across the world varies from 14-32%. This stat is likely underreported because women, particularly those in South Asian cultures, assume pain is normal--and it isn't! Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed joins TWD to go over sociocultural factors, endometriosis, pain during sex, why South Asian women's sexual activity is associated with pain, and the differences between Europe and the US when it comes to pelvic floor health. 

    • 51 Min.
    Woman of Influence (feat. Diipa Khosla)

    Woman of Influence (feat. Diipa Khosla)

    Diipa Khosla--one of the world's biggest influencers. Entrepreneur. Creator of social change. On one of the biggest episodes of TWD, Diipa joins the ladies to discuss her rise to Insta-fame, her lessons as an entrepreneur, her journey with mental health, representation as a South Asian and how beauty standards need to change.

    • 49 Min.
    Activism to Action (feat. Liya Thachil)

    Activism to Action (feat. Liya Thachil)

    Recent events like the death of George Floyd have prompted society to take a good, hard look at the nature of allyship and where we've fallen short. But looking forward from social media activism and marches...what's next? Liya Thachil, a community organizer on Long Island, discusses civic engagement, 2020's election cycle, actionable steps we can take to change legislation as South Asians, and making the BLM movement an intentional movement toward policy change.

    • 58 Min.
    COMPLEXion Issues (feat. Nina Davuluri)

    COMPLEXion Issues (feat. Nina Davuluri)

    In light of recent events, conversations in the South Asian community have mirrored those being held across the world with regard to racism and race relations. But one aspect of the conversation amongst South Asians needs to be brought forward prior to the discussion on racism, and that is colorism. Former Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri, chimes in on the mic in this episode about her docu-series, COMPLEXion, which follows the issue of colorism around the world.

    • 56 Min.
    Never Have I Ever Related So Much (feat. Richa Moorjani)

    Never Have I Ever Related So Much (feat. Richa Moorjani)

    On the Season 3 Finale of TWD, Richa Moorjani joins the ladies to talk about Netflix #1 show, developed by Mindy Kaling, "Never Have I Ever." Richa has an open, honest and refreshing conversation with Nehal and Annika surrounding her trajectory in acting, the groundbreaking series, criticisms of the show, working toward dreams, and more.

    • 50 Min.

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