Sabrina Toppa is a journalist based in Lahore, Pakistan. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, TIME Magazine, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera English, Foreign Policy, NBC News, and other news outlets.
For years, threading salons served as an economic lifeline for immigrant women. Today, a new wave of first- and second-generation women are still looking to make it in the industry, on their terms.
September 08, 2021
For decades, Indian temples have been selling hair to Black women around the world as part of the $58 million human hair export industry.
March 01, 2021
The national ban against key dating apps is yet another avenue for the government to morally police young Pakistanis.
September 23, 2020
The country’s most visible minority — descended from African slaves, traders, and mercenaries — has been living in Pakistan for centuries, but still remains relegated to the margins.
August 19, 2020
In one of the globe’s last polio-endemic countries, Pakistanis are finally realizing the importance of vaccines — in the absence of one for COVID-19.
May 12, 2020
Cultural norms and vague government edicts have allowed Pakistani child marriages to survive. Some activists are taking matters into their own hands.
June 03, 2019
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