Jaspreet Kaur

Jaspreet Kaur

Jaspreet Kaur, also known by her online handle ‘Behind the Netra’ is an award-winning spoken word artist, history teacher and writer from London.

She is passionate about gender issues, taboo subjects and encouraging positive social change in both the Asian community and wider society. Her work tackles issues related to gender discrimination, mental health stigma, the postcolonial immigrant experience, and more.

Jaspreet is a regular on the BBC, Sunday Morning Live, Radio 4 and worked with the UN on the HeforShe campaign. She is currently a Research Fellow at Birkbeck University’s Centre for British Political Life. Her passion for teaching, social justice and spoken word has taken her to stages across the country from Westminster Abbey, Theatre Royal London, The House of Lords, Wembley Stadium, Royal Albert Hall to Oxford University.

Jaspreet is the author of #1 Amazon bestseller, Brown Girl Like Me (2022). One of the first books to speak directly to the experiences of South Asian women in Britain since 1978, delving into some of the most complex conversations brown women are tackling today. This book is essential reading for anyone wanting to build a fuller picture of women’s lives in Britain today across a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Her first children’s book The Spaces in Between, an illustrated children’s mindfulness poetry book, was released in 2023 in the UK and USA.

Jaspreet has been recognised by a number of organisations for her inspirational work, including the Asian Women of Achievement Award for her work in Arts and Culture, the ‘We Are The City’ Rising Star Award in Education, Diversity UK and a Finalist for the National Diversity Award for being a Positive Role Model. She was also voted one of the Top 10 Inspirational Sikh Women in the UK.