Desi Rainbow Story Time

We want to offer a playful, fun and affirming virtual community space for all children and their families, as well as allies, with our Desi Rainbow Story Time program. We have partnered with Desi Drag artists who will read a variety of children’s books to a live audience. Drag artists embody the creative expression of gender and imaginative play, and we are lucky to have artists from all over the US and Canada who are enthusiastically participating in this program.

Desi Rainbow Story Time is intended for families with children to enjoy stories read to them by fabulous and fun Desi Drag Artists. Our purpose is to celebrate gender diversity, South Asian pride, and the joy of reading, in alignment with our mission of building allyship in the Desi community.

Desi Rainbow is proud to announce the launch of

the first Desi Rainbow Story Time!


On Sunday, February 28th at 5pm ET, 4pm CT and 2pm PT join Drag Artist Mango Lassi as she reads “Always Anjali”, a story of a South Asian child learning to celebrate who she is, and to carry her name with pride and power. Register by February 27th to receive a link to join this live event.


We are thrilled to announce that the first 18 families with children who sign up for this event will receive a copy of “Always Anjali” through a generous donation from Mango and Marigold Press. 


Please note that Desi Rainbow Parents & Allies reserves the right to restrict entry to this event to families with children under 12. While children of all ages can enjoy hearing this story read aloud, the reading age for this book is ages 3-9. 

Sunday, February 28th | 5pm EST

Join DRPA for our very first story time as Mango Lassi reads "Always Anjali"! Register at the link above.

Desi Rainbow Story Time with LAL BATTI!

Come spend the evening with Lal Batti who will be reading "The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh"!

Sunday, March 28th | 5pm EST
Sunday, April 25th | 5pm EST
Desi Rainbow Story Time with ABHIJEET!

Participate in a engaging read-aloud where Abhijeet will be reading "The Boy in the Bindi"!

Sunday, May 30th | 5pm EST
Desi Rainbow Story Time with BIJURIYA!

Welcome the start of summer with an evening of storytelling where Bijuriya reads "Neither"!

Sunday, June 27th | 5pm EST
Desi Rainbow Story Time with VIJAYA!

Join us for story time with Vijaya who will be reading "One of A Kind, Like Me"!

Sunday, July 25th | 5pm EST
Desi Rainbow Story Time with MASALA SAPPHIRE!

Settle in for the evening with DRPA's story time as Masala Sapphire reads "Leila in Saffron"!

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