"During the spring of 2018, Amol Jethwani burst into his local political scene. He was a third-year political science major at the University of Florida and a contender for the 21st district Florida House of Representatives seat...Before the August primaries, Jethwani had never run for public office, and what was even more daunting for the young candidate was the fact that there had never been a person of South Asian descent elected to the Florida state legislature – as if running a campaign wasn’t hard enough.
Drunk Magazine caught up with Julius Stukes, the mind behind the wildly funny and equally cringe inducing web series, “Hello, White People.” He’s a man of many talents, ranging from photographer, graphic designer, and videographer. He tells us his inspirations, creative process, and the crazy things white people tell him.
Daisy Spencer and Cherie Bugtong came up with their band name, ConBoy, after finding themselves constantly mistaken for boys. They are not just artistic partners, but also a punk rock power couple. Drunk Magazine had the opportunity to sit down with these amazing women to ask about their self-titled EP, queer female politics, and the music industry.
Meet the Masterminds Behind the Addicting Web Series ‘Unfair & Ugly’ — A Show About an American-Muslim Family Trying to Keep it Together
“Unfair & Ugly” is the brainchild of Yumna Khan and Nida Chowdhry. Together, they co-founded and run Stranger Magic, a production company which aims to tell “diverse, high-quality stories that capture the magic of everyday people around us.” Though they come from different backgrounds, Yumna and Nida have built up a budding empire. Their meteoric rise and the intense appeal of “Unfair & Ugly” is extremely amazing. We recently sat down with the ladies after their successful screening of episodes five and six in New York City to learn more about the show and their influences.
On the fiery fields of Anatolia,
She hears the shrill yell of her countrymen.
Lead from another land with the ochre and sand.
She stands at a distance where the metal can’t touch her flesh.
Yet, there is the sweet tinge of fumes and blood as she licks her lips.
I’m so tired of Aziz Ansari, and guys like him. Stop carrying the banner of “male feminist” or “male ally” if you’re not willing to ride out for the movement. Being an ally to women or supporting social justice causes doesn’t mean you get a free pass at fucking women...
The thing is, gynecological health should not be this complicated! Half of the world is composed of people who have vaginas and uteruses. The biologically female collective go through things like periods, babies, and sex. Yet, it’s hard to find the right and simple information.
If you tuned in to the Comedy Central Snapchat channel this month, you may have noticed Broti Gupta grace your cellular device! Also, her recent New York Times op-ed on the joys of eating pani puri has been making the rounds on desi social media. BGM had the opportunity to talk to Gupta about her comedy writing, aspirations, and witty social media presence.
I think the way to combat these two major issues is to believe the victims and their stories and create a better system of reporting sexual abuse. We as a society have to move past our paleolithic views of race, gender, and sexuality. We also have to understand the underlying power structures that are apparent.
For us Southern WOC, we’re often left out from the Belle narrative. Yet, we’re still proud of our ethnic and religious identities and embrace the good aspects of our region. Southern WOC are a diverse group, but it’s nice to appreciate the things that unite us. Whether you hail from Texas or Tennessee, Alabama or West Virginia, here’s a few things that your Southern heart knows to be true.
We sat down with budding designer Noah Pica. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Noah is changing how we perceive gender and sexuality, through clothing. His foray into re-inventing menswear has caught the eyes of many. His designs have been featured at New York Fashion Week and the CFDA Fashion Future Graduate Showcase.
BGM had the privilege of interviewing up-and-coming actor Neil Desai. We talk about his work, the entertainment industry, and the future of South-Asian Americans in media. Check out Desai’s work and read on to hear about his fascinating experiences in our latest Fast Five.
"In Hood Dandy, I definitely wanted to convey beauty in what others find unappealing. To make something beautiful out of what others would find unattractive."