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Culture, community and conversation. 5X Press is the essential South Asian youth culture magazine in Canada, covering all things arts & culture, trending topics, news, & so much more. We connect our community to one another, and to the world. 5X Press is written and published in Surrey, BC, by a team of 14 writers. Edited by Rumneek Johal.

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Community

A new children’s book on mental health dives into how kids can take care of their mind and body

Surrey model and mental health advocate Reshmi Chandra talks about her children's book.
What's trending

Discourses I hated this week: January 10 - 14

Things I hated and loved to hate this week.
Arts & culture

Emily Ratajkowski’s "My Body" is a striking commentary on power, control, and the commodification of women’s bodies

Her essays explore her views on power, control and sexuality as a woman
Arts & culture

How Punjabi music videos fail brown models

From lack of representation to unfair portrayals, how double standards impact Punjabi women in media
What's trending

Stupid online discourses I hated this week: January 3 - 7

A breakdown of dumb things that were trending this week.
Conversation

A therapist’s thoughts on why the New Year doesn’t have to come with so much pressure

A New Year doesn’t have to mean a new you
Conversation

How finally saying “no,” ushered in the most meaningful growth and solitude of my life

A life-changing moment taught me and my mom a powerful lesson on asking for more.
Arts & culture

Our top 10 book recommendations of 2021

A list of books for every type of person—from the intersectional feminists to the rom-com obsessed.
What's trending

Here’s a look back at some of the biggest pop culture moments from this year

All the stories we were talking, texting, and tweeting about in 2021.
Conversation

A Year in Review: 2021’s biggest moments and lessons

Some big lessons were learned in 2021.
Conversation

A Punjabi Sikh wins Miss Universe—but is it really a win?

Harnaaz Sandhu’s title as Miss Universe 2021 raises a wider conversation around representation.
Community

Your 2021 Holiday Gift Guide for local & BIPOC Businesses

Happy shopping and happy holidays!

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What's trending

Discourses I hated this week: January 17-21

The things I hated and loved to hate this week.
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1/21/22
Community

A new children’s book on mental health dives into how kids can take care of their mind and body

Surrey model and mental health advocate Reshmi Chandra talks about her children's book.
Read Article
1/19/22
Conversation

An anti-happiness, happiness list

A curated list of happiness items beyond the culture of toxic positivity
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1/18/22
What's trending

Discourses I hated this week: January 10 - 14

Things I hated and loved to hate this week.
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1/14/22
Community

The exploitation of international students is an open secret. It’s time to stop looking away.

"This is the norm, [and] this is a problem. People are taking advantage of international students"
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1/13/22
Conversation

Confessions of a brown girl: tattoos, piercings, and bodily autonomy edition

A brown girl's take on getting a tattoo in an effort to achieve bodily autonomy
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1/12/22
Arts & culture

Netflix’s "Decoupled" offers a quirky and refreshing take on divorce

An Indian show in English with exceptional writing and talent that portrays divorce in a nuanced way
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1/12/22
Arts & culture

How Punjabi music videos fail brown models

From lack of representation to unfair portrayals, how double standards impact Punjabi women in media
Read Article
1/11/22