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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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What's trending

Discourses I hated: Royals, racists & why we need to eat the rich

The things I hated this week.
Arts & culture

How the portrayal of leading ladies in Bollywood impacted my idea of what it means to be a suitable partner

Why does Bollywood sell only one ‘perfect’ leading lady as an acceptable love match?
Poetry

Poems on heartbreak, by Tasheal Gill

A collection by 5XPress writer Tasheal Gill.
Community

4 Asian Heritage Month events to Check out in Vancouver

Some exciting events to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander month in Vancouver.
Conversation

Why can’t we let female celebrities age in peace?

Madonna’s viral TikTok and aging under public scrutiny.
Conversation

The stigma of being a working mom in the South Asian community

You don't stop being a person when you become a mom
Conversation

How I've come to deal with my relationship to toxic productivity

A series of musings on our societal culture of toxic productivity.
What's trending

Kim Kardashian’s Marilyn Monroe moment is about more than just the dress

It’s time we stop glamorizing disordered eating and fad diets
What's trending

Discourses I hated: When the obsession with celebrity and fixation with true crime intersect

Johnny Depp, Megan Fox, Selling Sunset & more.
Community

How this local yoga therapist is “Reclaiming Joy” and creating safe spaces for women of colour

A conversation with yoga therapist Harmeet Kaur, discussing joy and creating safe spaces for BIPOC.
Conversation

Sh*t you can't ask your parents: My friend's boyfriend sucks

"She thinks she won’t find anyone else if they break up."

Meet You at the Light: a beautiful depiction of love, responsibility and patience

A sit down with the music video's director Alexander Farah after the video's win at SXSW.

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Conversation

From public stages to behind closed doors: The much-needed reckoning for sexual violence survivors

The Kaur Movement has been leading the charge against predators in the South Asian community.
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5/19/22
Community

Meet the performers: Robyn Sandhu, a poet who sings his way into people’s hearts

Robyn Sandhu is one of the amazing artists performing at 5X Blockparty on June 11.
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5/18/22
Conversation

The threat to abortion rights is perpetually looming in Canada, too

I was 16 when my school went on an an anti-abortion protest as a field trip.
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5/18/22
Arts & culture

How the portrayal of leading ladies in Bollywood impacted my idea of what it means to be a suitable partner

Why does Bollywood sell only one ‘perfect’ leading lady as an acceptable love match?
Read Article
5/11/22
Poetry

Poems on heartbreak, by Tasheal Gill

A collection by 5XPress writer Tasheal Gill.
Read Article
5/11/22
Community

4 Asian Heritage Month events to Check out in Vancouver

Some exciting events to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander month in Vancouver.
Read Article
5/11/22
News

Anti-Sikh attacks have been on the rise in recent months in the U.S.

Four Sikh elders have been attacked in parts of New York over the last month.
Read Article
5/11/22
Conversation

Why can’t we let female celebrities age in peace?

Madonna’s viral TikTok and aging under public scrutiny.
Read Article
5/5/22