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That Desi Spark (formerly The Woke Desi)

Dec 24, 2019

The holidays don't just encompass Christmas and New Year...there are hundreds of holidays across the world that immigrants celebrate throughout the year. From Eid to Diwali to Rakshabandan, the ladies of TWD talk about the takes on South Asian holidays and how we've all learned to make cross-cultural, cross-religious...


Dec 23, 2019

Growing up, so many South Asians couldn't find their shades when shopping for makeup--a seemingly small issue but an indicator of a much larger problem. There was no representation. Slowly but surely, however, this is changing with brands like Fenty Beauty, Huda Beauty, Live Tinted and more coming to the forefront of...


Dec 22, 2019

South Asian authors have made an incredible impact on literature--from Salman Rushdie to Arundhati Roy, to TWD's lifechanger--Tanuja Desai Hidier. Now, a new wave of South Asian authors are rising the ranks in literature with their "own voices" writing. TWD talks about new South Asians authors who are making their mark...


Dec 21, 2019

Chrissy Teigen was once lambasted for feeding her child formula. Alyssa Milano argued with Wendy Williams about breastfeeding not being sexual but a necessity. Mom-shaming has been a real issue in all cultures--from decisions on breastfeeding to cosleeping, from vaccines to potty training. The ladies of TWD are here to...


Dec 20, 2019

Who doesn't remember Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge's iconic scene of Raj reaching for Simran's hand on the train? Or Kajol's makeover of the century in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai? The movies South Asians have watched have set the bar high in some ways, and...not so high, in others. In this 12 Days of TWD special, the ladies...