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Pardesi

Pardesi is a global community designed to celebrate, empower and amplify the voices of South Asian women worldwide.

With over 7k 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.

WHAT'S ON AT PARDESI

Join our new Community Slack workspace!

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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 :)

Become a Mentor on the Pardesi Mentorship Programme

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In 2021 we launched the first cycle of the Pardesi Mentorship Programme. After reflecting on the first cycle and having received positive feedback from all of the participants, we are excited to launch our second cycle!

We are currently looking for mentors, and you can find out more (and sign up!) using the button below.

We're back at Root25 on Friday 20th May!

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Root25 x Pardesi Friday Lates is BACK!

We will be back at @root25ldn on Friday 20th May from 7pm onwards curating a chilled evening of live music for you while you hang out and catch up with friends.

Entrance is free + all money spent on food and drink go directly to @restlessbeings , an international human rights charity.

Attendance is first come first served as the cafe has a small capacity so make sure you get there early! We will be there from 6pm :)

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✨️ Root25 @root25ldn x Pardesi Friday Late
📅 Friday 20th May
⏰️ 7pm onwards
📍Root25, 116B Bow Road, London

Private Tour of Our Time On Earth with Guest Curator on Wednesday 25th May

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Exclusively for the Pardesi Community, join us at the Barbican Centre for a tour of Our Time on Earth with Guest Curator, Caroline Till on Wednesday 25th May 6.30pm

🌏 We have partnered with the Barbican Centre, a cultural hub in East London, to bring Our Time on Earth to the Pardesi Community.

🎤 In an exclusive small group tour, visit the exhibition with guest co-curator, Caroline Till. Caroline will speak to the experience of curating such an urgent and important exhibition and will be able to answer questions from our community.

A journey through immersive, interactive installations and digital works, the exhibition invites visitors to experience a range of perspectives of our shared planet, exploring Earth as a community to which we all belong - humans as just one species among millions.

🎟 Spaces on this event are strictly limited - purchase your tickets through the link in our bio

🌟 Please note - attendance is limited to the South Asian female and non binary members of the Pardesi Community.

Community

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.

Genuine
Representation

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.

Storytelling

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. 

Positivity

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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