Pardesi is a global community designed to celebrate, empower and amplify the voices of South Asian women worldwide.
With over 10k Pardesi community members across the world, 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.
Sign up to be on the team of our new zine!
We're recruiting for a brand new project!We are looking for 2x editors and 1x graphic designer for a zine for and by South Asian queer women and femmes. You can find more information about the roles and and how to apply through this link.
Please note: if you would like to take part in this project in one of the team roles, but you are not public about your sexuality, we still encourage you to apply! We are very happy for you to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 20th September
If you're South Asian queer female or femme and are interested in submitting, start thinking about what you'd like to submit and keep an eye out in October!
Join our new Community Slack workspace!
A piece of feedback we received was that our community wishes they had a way of talking directly to each other and meeting other South Asian women + non binary folk in their local cities and around the world!
💬 We created a slack space just for the Pardesi community
👥 You can network, connect and make friends with South Asian women + non binary people in your local city, and in cities around the world.
🎨 We have also created a channel for creatives to share their work + what they're up to!
🌼 Use our group chats to make friends, ask for recommendations and share fun events.
We currently have a limited number of location group chats based on what people have wanted + have indicated that our community is located. We are very happy to add more channels - just let us know :)
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 South Asian female communities as
homogenous groups, 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.
"Thank you for seeing me and thank you for running such a powerful and important page! The work you are doing is truly amazing"
"Love the space you have created"
"I just wanted to say that I love your page. I am all for South Asian women empowerment as I'm South Asian myself, so your page is sooooo needed!!! Keep going!"
"Love your content and the message you're spreading! Love seeing more representation of the South Asian female community"