September 8, 2021
The Evolution of Eyebrow Threading Salons
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.
March 1, 2021
Black Women, Indian Hair
For decades, Indian temples have been selling hair to Black women around the world as part of the $58 million human hair export industry.
September 23, 2020
Pakistani Government Swipes Left On Tinder
The national ban against key dating apps is yet another avenue for the government to morally police young Pakistanis.
August 19, 2020
Pakistan’s Sheedis Try to Stake Out Their Place
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.
May 12, 2020
How Coronavirus May Help the World’s Final Battle Against Polio
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.