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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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Financial Literacy: The language I was never taught to speak in my South Asian home

Financial literacy was not in my lexicon growing up.
What's trending

Editor's Note: 20 years of Bend it Like Beckham

What was once straight must now be bent
Conversation

The gross misinterpretation of "decolonizing" by Diaspora influencers

Seerat Saini’s profile has people thinking if influencers play any role in decolonization.
What's trending

OOTD’s in Punjabi & more: Here are 5 trends dominating your FYP on TikTok

TikTok is a guilty pleasure for many—but we’ll indulge and talk about some of the current trends.
Community

Sikh Heritage BC celebrates Sikh Heritage Month by welcoming us home

An immersive installation entitled “True Home,” kicked off Sikh Heritage BC’s events this month
Conversation

Sh*t you can't ask your parents: Mental health

The latest from the 5X advice column.
What's trending

Discourses I hated: Marriage Ultimatum, Russell Wilson, & anti-Blackness in the South Asian community

The things I hated and loved to hate this week.
Conversation

Redefining “community” and building reciprocal relationships with Indigenous communities

Moving towards community-building and relational allyship.
Community

Women-run Sikh brands come together to celebrate Sikh Heritage Month

Celebrating Sikh Heritage Month at 5XFestival.
What's trending

Bombay to Bridgerton: Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, and the power of representation

Watching Netflix’s Bridgerton made me see myself at the centre of Regency romance.
Conversation

Sh*t you can't ask your parents: Pursuing a career I don't want

"Understanding their rationale doesn’t necessarily mean that they are right"
What's trending

Discourses I hated this week: The Slap & things

The discourses I hated this week.

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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?
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5/11/22
Poetry

Poems on heartbreak, by Tasheal Gill

A collection by 5XPress writer Tasheal Gill.
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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.
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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.
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5/11/22
Conversation

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

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