I’m Brown and I’m Okay With It

Hey guys!

So today’s post is a little different from my usual content.

India is a country where fair skin is desired and celebrated, especially for women. Having dark skin here is almost seen as a curse and hindrance, even in urban areas. Growing up knowing that your skin color is undesirable, and that you don’t meet the standards of beauty in Indian society, is a miserable experience. What is even worse is that you’re reminded of it all the time- even when you simply walk into a store, and are bombarded with skin lightening products and foundations that are nowhere near the color of your skin.

I recently had a few experiences that pushed me to make this video for you all.

I really hope that you all watch it.

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10 thoughts on “I’m Brown and I’m Okay With It

  1. Thankyou for bringing up the topic and talking about fairer skin obsession in our psyche. Its really deep rooted, the comparison of complexion starts at such a young age that one has to be really brave to not give in and still feel that it is not the end of the world if you do not have fairer skin. Fairness cream adverts are the perfect example of how obsessed people really are with fairer skin and how much discrimination is out there for darker shade people, especially girls. When I came to Europe, that is when I was complimented the very first time for having tanned skin and my friends here were actually jealous of me ☺️💃🏽 It’s all about perspective and I sincerely hope that people start appreciating beauty in all it’s form regardless of color.
    Lovely watching your video dearie❤️🌺 Keep them coming.
    xx
    Saabri

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    1. Thank you so much for the support! And I absolutely agree with you. I really do hope that people start appreciating beauty in all it’s forms, especially in India.

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  2. I think skin color thing is everywhere. Like in America, people like tan skin more than pale skin. I personally have pale skin and cannot fit in their standard of beauty. I think it is not just a problem of pale/tan skin obession. I think it is more important to accept our own skin and like them. I like my pale skin. I don’t care other people say I am sick looking or whatever. I love your skin color too! So glowing and beautiful!

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  3. So glad you are talking bout this! I can’t believe that lady in the store though! I honestly did not even know that they do not even sell darker shade skin tones in makeup..unbelievable! Being Indian myself, I know exactly what you are talking about. So glad to hear that you a proud Indian girl. Only if everyone was like you! 🙂 ❤

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