As a young girl I would be embarrassed to wear traditional wear or anything that was "too Indian" in public. I grew up consuming Western culture and therefore thought that I should be ashamed of mine. It took me years to realise there's no such thing as "too Indian". Maybe you're too much for some people. Too unique, too empowered, too celebratory of yourself for their liking but that has nothing to do with you, and has everything to do with them. I was born into a magnificent culture and cherish the day I realised this.
The above is an exert from a caption I wrote on Instagram for Heritage Day last year.
Like many people of colour, I grew up not feeling completely comfortable in my skin. During the process of creating my blog, I vowed to myself that I would create an online space of inclusivity and embrace people and things that I felt weren't showcased in mainstream media.
I aim to live up to that promise with a little post thread that I will be starting. As you can tell by the title, the post thread will be called 'The Skin Revolution' and will put a spotlight on the trials, tribulations, experiences and power of skin.
I will be posting authentic testimonials from different people who want to share their stories about being in their skin.
If you would like partake in this post thread, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Love and light,