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There aren’t a lot of platforms dedicated solely to celebrate the achievements, journeys, and experiences of Asian women.
To try and change that comes the aptly named Asian Woman Festival – a one-day event based on the theme of identity explored through culture, conversation, and art.
You can expect to see spoken word poets, singers, and live discussions on topics close to the diaspora experience.
And what’s an Asian event without food? You’ll be fed all the good stuff, including hot samosas and sweet jalebis.
The event is the brainchild of Shani Dhanda, a columnist and disability rights activist, who wants to shed light on British Asian lives.
She wants more representation of South Asians who make up one of the largest ethnic groups in the UK.
Part of the event is also about acknowledging the past and the racism that early migrants to the country faced and how it manifests today.