Pardesi is a global community designed to celebrate, empower and amplify the voices of South Asian women worldwide.
With over 6.5k Pardesi community members across social media, we connect thousands of South Asian women through our content, articles and events. Our aim is to create a space underpinned by the messages of love and acceptance, encourage South Asian women to claim our multiple identities and also challenge traditions and conventions that go against who we are.
At Pardesi everything we do is underpinned by our aim to unite South Asian women around the world, and building a community is at the heart of this. South Asians have traditionally fixated on what divides us more than what unites us. Though we are careful to never present the South Asian female community as a homogenous group, we focus on highlighting values and experiences which we can all connect to, in order to show that there is more uniting us than dividing us.
We employ an intersectional approach to our content, ensuring we are creating space for those from all backgrounds to share their voices and be heard. Not only this, we also celebrate the achievements and successes of South Asian women to show the world we are a force to be reckoned with, and not a submissive, powerless stereotype. We challenge the image of South Asian portrayed in mainstream spaces and raise the profiles of South Asian women in underrepresented industries.
We want to encourage people to share their stories and experiences. There is so much power in our own voices and stories and we create a safe space for these to be shared without judgement. True change comes from sharing our stories with the world.
There is enough negativity surrounding the South Asian community, created by external voices and also created by our community itself. Pardesi strives to be a safe, POSITIVE space for all and does not support negative energy in our content.
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