The Story of Brown Girl Surf

The Story of Brown Girl Surf

My name is Farhana. I am the daughter of immigrant parents from Pakistan and Bangladesh. I am the founder and chief trailblazer of a unique idea—Brown Girl Surf. This is my story. My family came to America nearly 40 years ago. My mother was the first woman in our...

Letters

CORPORATE SWINDLE Several days ago, I found a newspaper at my doorstep; the headline read, “Senate Gives Corporations Huge Tax Cut.” I have been laughing about it ever since. The United States claims to be the greatest democracy of all time, “under God,” “of the...

The Cake

I will never forget that day. The white sheet cake. The snobby gallery owner. The Iraqi man at the liquor store. All came together that day, teaching me a little something about the selfishness, generosity, and resilience of the human spirit. I had asked Maricela, one...