Everything Feels Foreign

By Gurleen Kaur The messages of my immigrant parents are never muddled. They are clear in their contradiction. I remember mornings of childhood. I would pace the bathroom floor, eyes glued to the ground, mind concentrating on what questions I could ask Dad. This was our routine, our time for learning. A questioned popped in…

Q and A with Harsohena Kaur: “We have so little recorded voice for Sikh women and endless stories that have disappeared in the mists of time.”

Harsohena Kaur is a Sikh by birth, belief and practice. She grew up in India, living in many different cities thanks to her military father’s job. Despite not living in Punjab, she learned to read the Guru Granth Sahib due to her mother’s hard work. She moved to the United States in her twenties when she married her…

Q and A with Chef Guddia Singh: “Feeding others, self care and community care are priorities that I implement in my work.”

A Top Toque graduate of the Culinary Management and Culinary Arts programs at the Institute of Culinary Education, Licensed Wellness Coach, Chef Guddia Singh found her culinary voice in the health and wellness arena. With a strong background in public health and wellness, advocating a healthy and balanced lifestyle has become a mission.Chef Guddia is a chef-advocate for the…

Q and A with Deepa Iyer: “I hope that Sikh Americans, and all readers, will be so inspired by the courage of the young activists in the book that they too will take action to shape communities that are safe and welcoming for everyone.”

Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer. Deepa is currently the Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion where she provides analysis, commentary and scholarship on equity and solidarity in America’s changing racial landscape. In November 2015, The New Press published Deepa’s first book, We Too Sing America: South Asian,…

Come by to the Bay Area Sikhlens Film Festival on October 24!

Come by to Mt. Pleasant High School to watch films targeting youth and families that will spread pride and love for Sikhi. Also, don’t miss out on the amazing Sikhs sharing their stories and talents. Youth Pride 10am–12pm: This features Sikh-centric films. Sikhs Around the World 1pm–2:30pm: Here, Sikhs will showcase their diverse talents. Kaur Voices…