Listen, if it was any other show I would kill to see an Indian actress on my tv screen. We already have so little representation. But not when she’s replacing a WOC who was killed off to further white boy manpain. Not when she’s replacing the irreplaceable Abbie Mills/Nicole Beharie. I just can’t get excited about this casting.
I am African American. The reason I wear my hair in an Afro is because I think it expresses exactly who I am, where I come from, and the people who have paved the way for me. I found it very difficult to be myself because there are a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions about black people and black hair. We shouldn’t have to question wearing our natural hair to a job interview; I wish people just understood how strong and beautiful it is.
Sabyasachi’s Firdaus Collection 2016:Firdaus is the highest garden in paradise, and in Sabyasachi rendition, most of the ingredients in the garden have traveled from as far as Burma, Ghana, and Turkey. Forty-seven artisans and three fine artists worked on the making of a single coat for over 1,600 hours. There were dip-dyed brocades, vegetable-dyed silk floss, velvet couching, brass sequins and more handwork than is visible to the untrained eye.
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