Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey of Brown Girls Web Series

Meet Fatimah and Sam, two women of multicultural backgrounds, bringing diversity and feminism to the forefront with their groundbreaking web series, Brown Girls. A new web series by Fatimah Asghar that follows Leila, a South Asian-American writer just now owning her queerness and her best friend Patricia, a sex-positive Black-American musician who is struggling to commit to anything: job, art and relationships. While the two women come from completely different backgrounds, their friendship is ultimately what they lean on to get through the messiness of their mid-twenties.

The show was recently picked up by HBO, adding to its existing lineup of heavy-hitters in the girl power arena. But Brown Girls stands out by featuring not only beautiful women of color but queer people to the air.

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