All posts by Anjel

Hi! I'm Anjel (Angel) Russell, a 21-year-old student currently living and studying in Washington, DC. I am an inquisitive lover of life. My blog is a combination of thought pieces, photo galleries, and practical advice!

4 Indian Femme Perspectives: Bharti Banavatu

I approached Bharti on a sweltering day in mid-April. She was resting in her favorite spot—a well-shaded staircase in the rear of the building.

4 Indian Femme Perspectives: Rokeya Qaiser

If women are art then Rokeya Qaiser is a masterpiece. As she sits across from me with her bangles clinking, hands expressing anxiety, and dark hair rippling down her shoulders, I know that I am in the presence of some sort of model—or muse. Do you have any role models/people you look up to? “My ...

4 Indian Femme Perspectives: Sonali Kathuria

Unlike many people, young and old, Sonali does not appear to be missing any pieces. She is a complete sculpture that will get better with age, but she is complete nonetheless.

4 Indian Femme Perspectives: Kavitha Gooty

Sometimes an individual cannot help but answer the question underlying the one explicitly posed. Here we were, a woman and a bud, sitting over curries talking about womanhood when the question was about gratitude.

4 Indian Femme Perspectives: A Prosaic Interview Project

To hear the voice of one is to amplify and simultaneously silence the voices of many.

Go Goa Gone: A Visual Road Trip Diary

This road trip was planned over 4 beers, in 3 hours, 2 days in advance, with one deal-sealing handshake.

How to Salvage Joy in Times of Sadness

Sadness is inherently draining and abusive. Sadness is an external and internal enemy that works from the inside out to slacken your limbs and corrupt your spirit. Sadness is not theoretical, either. It is tangible. It is real. Sadness is not getting the job. Sadness is a cousin diagnosed with cancer. Sadness is a miscarriage. ...

Lil’ Brown Girl Presents: The Illogical Logic Teacher

If P is true or Q is true and P is false, then Q is true

Kerala: The Perfect Packing List

3 Cities: 2 Climates: 1 Backpack

Girls Trip: Kerala

Kerala. Kerala. Kerala. I'd heard so much about it that I knew I had to visit. When I saw how affordable the plane tickets were I nearly spit out my chai. It was settled.


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The Insatiable Traveler

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