Award-winning writers Jaspreet Kaur and Anchal Seda come together in this panel to discuss growing up brown, female, marginalised and opinionated. 

Kaur pulls no punches in her book, Brown Girl Like Me, as she tackles difficult topics from mental health and menstruation stigma to education and beauty standards, and from feminism to cultural appropriation, whilst beauty influencer and podcaster Anchal Seda openly and honestly explores the shared experiences of ‘the brown girls’ – Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi women living in the Western world – in her book, What Would the Aunties Say

An essential topic of conversation for South Asian women and people with an interest in feminism and cultural issues.


About The Authors

Jaspreet Kaur

Jaspreet Kaur, also known by her online handle ‘Behind the Netra’ is an award-winning spoken word artist, history teacher and writer from London. She is passionate about gender issues, taboo subjects and encouraging positive social change in both the Asian community and wider society. Her work tackles issues related to gender discrimination, mental health stigma, the postcolonial immigrant experience, and more. Jaspreet is a regular on the BBC and Sunday Morning Live and worked with the UN on the HeforShe campaign. She is currently a Research Fellow at Birkbeck University’s Centre for British Political Life.

Headshot of content creator Anchal Seda

Anchal Seda

Anchal Seda is a prolific social media content creator, presenter and culture champion based in London. With almost a decade spent in the beauty influencer industry, Anchal has built a unique and heart-warming brand that embodies everything it means to be a strong, ambitious, independent woman. Following on from her ‘Brown Girl Confessions’ YouTube series, Anchal launched her podcast What Would the Aunties Say? to address taboo topics within South Asian culture that had personally impacted her life and were close to her heart.