From brainstorming marketing strategies to curating bewitching blogs to beautifying faces…
You know you have made it when Forbes starts noticing you. And these South Asian podcasters are right there butting heads with every stereotype they face and proving that they do not need to conform to the model minority tag.
All that glitters is not gold. South Asian Americans might be perceived as overly privileged by people back home but the reality is quite different. They combat stigmas and stereotypes daily in the form of docility, diligence, dual identity crisis, and first-generation complexities. While most people are likely to fall into an inferiority complex and feel belittled under white supremacy, some of them get back stronger than before.
South Asian Trailblazers by Simi Shah
This podcast is a golden opportunity to listen to South Asian leaders and innovators across industries. Their success stories inspire others to learn and grow. Shah realized that her professional life drew her away from her culture. So she decided to work as a community builder and content creator to capture South Asians who were achieving laurels in all walks of life.
A platform to give South Asians a voice. The podcasters discuss a wide range of struggles faced by their community such as dating, marriage, infertility, and Desi stigmas. They aim to empower the community to become bold and unafraid and smoothen out the complexities created by dual identity. Issues such as mental health, reproductive rights, societal constructs, social justice are often highlighted.
Brown People We Know by Suraj Kandukuri
Kandukuri explores stories about non-traditional paths and shares experiences within the South Asian American diaspora such as recent immigrants, raising kids as a single mother, and being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. This podcast is much needed for those who do not believe in the ordinary.
We salute these podcasters for motivating and inspiring others to never give up.
From brainstorming marketing strategies to curating bewitching blogs to beautifying faces as a professional makeup artist, Maryam has proven that sky is the limit when exploring one's capabilities.