it's all about the selfies today folks



i don’t have any sticker bindis on me but i’ve been doing kajal/eyeliner ones since i was about twelve, so this did just fine. <: 

the bindi, while pretty subtle, is hugely important to desi culture, and its appropriation by non-desi individuals makes me sick to my stomach frankly. as someone who’s spent a lot of their life struggling with their cultural identity, i’m proud to wear the bindi today, though i don’t do it often. 

shoutout to all my desi folks who’ve been ridiculed, mocked, looked at weirdly, or attacked for taking pride in their cultural heritage. i love you all! <3