“The grass is always greener on the other side. We are busy applying fairness creams while people in the West go bare-bodied on the beach to get a tan. Indian girls have ruled the roost when it comes to beauty pageants. I flaunt my complexion, and I am proud to be noticed as an Indian wherever I go.”
I must say, I love your blog. However, there is something that I've always disagreed with in the brown community. I know cultural appropriation is a thing, and understand its consequences, but I actually get happy when non-brown people embrace my culture and embrace me at the same time. I bring my friends to garba (I'm Hindu) and they have fun w/ me! But groups like Reclaim the Bindi make me upset b/c I don't want to stop people from experiencing the Desi culture. How do you feel about this?