This interesting read by Buzzfeed India dips into 14 different accounts of women in India growing up with dark skin and reflects on why they previously felt to seeking society’s validation to feel beautiful.
Having been born and raised in such a multicultural society, the concept of judging people by their skin tone (let alone race) had always fascinated me. We all do it, it’s in our subconsciousness. We’re told my society, the media and our parents as to what’s beautiful.
I grew up with my mum watching Coronation Street, Friends and Top of the Pops – not Bollywood films and Zee TV like what so many assume. Maybe that’s why all my childhood crushes where White.