An award-winning spoken word artist has announced her debut book ‘Brown Girl Like Me’. In her latest book, Jaspreet Kaur explores and chronicles the struggles of being Brown, British and a feminist.
The book is believed to raise questions and start the debate about how one can be a brown feminist without rejecting their own culture and Asian roots. It also aims to highlight that Asian girls form the second highest group of students in the UK but they are not proportionally represented in wider institutions. Kaur said,
“I always wished that there was a guidebook on how to deal with growing up brown, female, marginalised and opinionated. But there was no blueprint at the time. This book will be a letter to my younger self and to every brown girl fighting to grasp our own narrative of history and identity. It will explore and challenge existing narratives in a way that has not been done before.”
Within the poetic circles, Jaspreet is often recognised as ‘Behind The Netra’. She is a frequent face on the BBC and ‘Sunday Morning Live’. An ambassador for The Girls Network and Time to Change, she has worked with the United Nations on their ‘He for She’ campaign.
In her book, Jaspreet weaves together a myriad of voices with each chapter chronicling personal anecdotes alongside one-to-one interviews around brown feminism. Her book is slated for publication in Autumn 2021 by Bluebird.