57 episodes

*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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    • Society & Culture
    • 2.8, 4 Ratings

*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.

    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
    South Asian, Twice Removed (feat. Nandani Bharrat and Shanita Liu)

    South Asian, Twice Removed (feat. Nandani Bharrat and Shanita Liu)

    Bisexual genderqueer West Indian, Indo-Caribbean writer, spiritual channel and experimental art film creatrix, Nandani Bharrat, and life coach, TEDx speaker and reiki master, Shanita Liu, join TWD to discuss the violent migration of Indian citizens to the Caribbean after the abolition of slavery (by law and not by practice), their own identities as Guyanese-American, and how this forgotten segment of the diaspora needs support to confront generations of trauma by colonization.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    A Global CTZN (feat. Aleena, Aleezeh, Naseeha Khan)

    A Global CTZN (feat. Aleena, Aleezeh, Naseeha Khan)

    Representation has always mattered. And it counts more than ever. The founders of CTZN Cosmetics, Pakistani sisters Aleena, Aleezeh, and Naseeha Khan, created CTZN so that every person regardless of gender could find their true match and feel seen. The ladies of TWD speak with them about their experience as a global brand and the importance of being valued and recognized as a citizen of the world.

    • 43 min

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