Because I used to hate myself for standing out because of my skin colour.
Because people give me and my family weird looks when we go out anywhere.
Because I spent too long being ashamed of my culture when I should’ve been embracing it.
Because people have told me that I’m not pretty simply because of my heritage.
Because the amount of times that my family has been told to “go back to our own country” is way too many.
Because I’m no longer ashamed of who I am.
Because bindis aren’t a fashion statement that people can claim as being “indie”