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.