Hello tumblr! I am an 18-year-old American with an Indian heritage. This is me and my family (minus another younger brother):
I’m the one in the blue! My mom is in red, she married my step-dad (to my right) almost a decade ago and had my youngest brother a year afterward.
At first, I found it very difficult to deal with the radically different culture of my step-dad’s side of the family, who were all white. Then, after I got over our differences–from their love Harley Davidsons to our rejection of any tea that isn’t hot (much less southern style Iced Tea)–I found myself able to open up to them more and more.
^My other lil bro and me. ‘Tis a rare occurrence for him to be smiling in a picture– he has autism and generally refuses to stand still enough for a camera ^.^
I also have a large group of friends who are diverse in almost all aspects (from race to religion to sexual orientation and more) as well as an awesome boyfriend. I won’t post pictures of them just in case, but I do wanna say that they’re a really big and meaningful part of my life!
As a member of a minority group I do admit that discrimination has been an all too real part of my life and always will be, but it’s only made me stronger as a person. I hope to help with large-scale efforts to combat all forms of prejudice when I go to college next year. I can’t say too much else because of safety reasons, but I will say that I am 100% proud of my Indian heritage, and that I love my diverse family and friends :D
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