Hosted by Annika Sharma & Nehal Tenany

Hosted by Annika Sharma & Nehal Tenany

The Woke Desi

Female-led, South Asian, and with hosts in their twenties and thirties- formative years for career and family, an characteristic examples of first generation children raised in the United States during the South Asian population boom - The Woke Desi is a podcast created by and for brown women (and men!). The Woke Desi delves into topics whispered about behind closed doors within brown communities. Topics vary in range from light-hearted social issues like dating and marriage in the desi community with personal stories from the hosts themselves to heavier topics like infertility, LGBTQ community, and abuse told with guests in a story-telling and educational format. Ultimately, the hope is that topics like mental health, relationships, troubles with in-laws, childbearing and sexual health will become mainstream - and more than that, that the discussion on a public forum will allow a sense of community rather than leaving South Asians brothers and sisters to suffer in silence.