Brown girls read

Brown Girls Read PODCAST

Two brown girls discussing your favorite books.

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Since we began the brown girls read podcast in 2020, we have had the privilege to interview a number of authors...

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In our effort to highlight women and great work that they do, we have Brown Girls Happy Hour where we make a cocktail and talk about historical women. We also get guests on virtual happy hours to talk about their ventures.

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Alka Joshi is the NYT bestselling author of The Henna Artist. Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel.

Serena Kaur - All the words unspoken

All the Words Unspoken is a fresh, new voice from debut British-Asian author, Serena Kaur. It is a love story that challenges our preconceptions of relationships and shows us that the choices we make have implications and ramifications far beyond the horizon we can see.

Girls Burn Brighter - Shobha Rao

Shobha Rao is the author of the novel Girls burn brighter. Girls burn brighter has been awarded the Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Shelf Awareness, Paste, LitHub, Real Simple
2018 Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist: Best Fiction
Longlisted for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

It's About Damn Time - Arlan Hamilton

Arlan Hamilton is an investor and the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital. In May 2020, Hamilton released her first book from Penguin Random House entitled It's About Damn Time, which is based on her personal journey into entrepreneurship and venture capital.

A Burning - Megha Majumdar

MEGHA MAJUMDAR is the author of the New York Times bestseller and Editors’ Choice A Burning. A Burning has been the INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, TODAY Show Read With Jenna pick, Book of the Month pick, and Barnes & Noble Discover Pick.

The Financial Diet - Chelsea Fagan

Chelsea Fagan is a writer, and the founder of The Financial Diet blog. She writes, cooks, panics over minor things, and is always trying to get better with money.

Well Behaved Indian Women - Saumya Dave

Saumya Dave is a writer, resident psychiatrist, and co-founder of thisisforHER. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, Huffington Post, Refinery29, and others. She lives in New York City with her husband.

Fair Play - Eve Rodsky

Eve Rodsky is working to change society one marriage at a time by coming up with a new 21st century solution to an age-old problem: women shouldering the brunt of childrearing and domestic life responsibilities regardless of whether they work outside the home.

Fair Play - Eve Rodsky

Rishi Reddi is the author of the novel Karma and Other Stories. Set primarily in Boston and its suburbs, Reddi's debut focuses on individuals and families struggling to reconcile their Indian diaspora backgrounds with American life while attempting to preserve their small, at times contentious ethnic communities.

Fair Play - Eve Rodsky

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian-American author, poet, and the Betty and Gene McDavid Professor of Writing at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. We had the honor of discussing her novel The Palace of Illusions with her on our podcast.

We got Cheryl Strayed on our podcast too!! Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, the New York Times bestsellers Tiny Beautiful Things and Brave Enough, and the novel Torch. Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. Strayed's books have been translated into nearly forty languages around the world and have been adapted for both the screen and the stage.


Daman Tiwana is the co-host of the Brown Girls Read Podcast. She grew up in Punjab, spent a few years in Upstate NY, and now she lives in sunny California. She works in digital marketing and social activism. She loves to create and can also be a bit of a perfectionist. Speaking of which, she is behind the design and strategy on our IG page and our logo. She loves to read, obviously and her favorite genre is historical fiction. Find her on IG handle @hereireads where she catalogs the books she reads and writes reviews.


Khyati Thakur is the 2nd co-host of the Brown Girls Read Podcast. Born and brought up in Delhi, India, she completed her Masters's from the University of Southern California and now lives in San Jose. The only two true passions of Khyati's life are to read and to drink. She loves to read non-fiction and drink Long Island Iced tea. She is also on a mission to empower the youth of India with the necessary real-world skills that are not taught to them in schools. Follow @lifekiabc on IG to know more.