When I was four, my parents put me and my grandmother on a plane from Mumbai to Belize. We spoke about 30 words of English between us; it was unclear…
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One on one with my no. 1Listen now (5 min) | A conversation between my kid and me
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Periodic dispatch from Sayu Bhojwani on immigrant daughters reaching our highest ambitions and deepest joys
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This movie was a whole mood, but I promise, no spoilers here. Other than to say, Michelle Yeoh is fantastic as both an immigrant daughter and an…
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My loves, I know you are heartbroken. And you are still going. For fuel, I bring you this from Black feminist lesbian poet Audre Lorde: The white…
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The past weekend brought the usual cornucopia of social media tributes and ads for Mother’s Day gifts (hello, late stage capitalism). Despite recent…
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Happy vernal equinox! I’m using this week to pivot to a different rhythm, for summer and the rest of my life! That rhythm has two patterns – rest and…
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Hello superstars! Guess what? It’s my birthday today, and in true Leo fashion, I love me a celebration! This year, I discovered something new as I…
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My friend Rashida Tlaib, the fierce Congresswoman for Michigan’s 13th district, is a case study in being a No. 1 Immigrant Daughter. Here are her…
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You’ve heard of the staycation, but have you heard of a famcation? I thought I had come up with the word, but urban dictionary proved otherwise…
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True confession: I have a hard time receiving compliments. Instead of a simple thank you, I fumble through with responses like, oh, this ole thing, I…
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The system made us No. 1 Immigrant Daughters. The ones who had to translate for our parents and caregivers, who had to help them fill out forms…
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