Biracial Desi Bachchas with Shelly Anand artwork
Brown Mom with Raakhee Mirchandani

Biracial Desi Bachchas with Shelly Anand

  • S1E6
  • 57:47
  • December 8th 2020

Shelly Anand is all of the things - a human rights lawyer and author of Laxmi’s Mooch, a joyful, body-positive picture book about a young Indian American girl's journey to accept her body hair and celebrate her heritage, after being teased about her mustache. Shelly is also a mummy, a biwi, a beti and a saheli.

She's my saheli, a friend I’ve had some pretty deep conversations with during these complicated COVID times. 

In this episode we talk about biracial bachhas, Georgia, gol gappe, assimilation and nazaar. We talk about a lot of other things too!

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Brown Mom with Raakhee Mirchandani

Brown Mom is a podcast about culture. Desi culture. First-generation-Indian-American culture. Join Raakhee Mirchandani as she chats with friends about breaking down the hyphens and being brown in America. Indian names, hair, Kamala Aunty, Diwali, parenting, Drag Queens, books: she'll spill the chai.