my eyebrows ugly

Get you a man like Jumin who will-:
-compliment you on body parts like ears you never imagined to be complimented for
-likes your eyebrows even when they haven’t be done for months
-and your nails which might be in horrible condition due to your previous nail biting habits 🙂
Such a gentleman.

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got tagged by my lovely friends @sehuntiful and @baeksbutt to post selfies.
Apparently I found some (the first one is over a year old and the others are like 1 - 3 months old) and I don’t look like that irl 🥀

I don’t know who to tag but feel free to show your pretty face ! 🌹

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Zzzzzzzzzzamn who is she??????

It does not matter because it all melted off as soon as she stepped out into the sun so shrug

NEDAwareness Week Photo Challenge
Day 2 - your favorite body part

Honestly, there aren’t a lot of things I like about myself. But I picked my eyes. I’m trying to love them. I don’t have any eyelashes, or any eyebrows. I can’t remember what I looked like with eyelashes or eyebrows. But bald is beautiful too, right?

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Hi! I’m Pree (it’s nickname btw)! I know I am not wearing a bindi in any of these (I’M THE INDIAN ONE WITH THE GLASSES ) but I still wanted to say something.

Oppression

People say these days that things are better with it comes to racial issues. It isn’t.

It is an issue when I am treated like an outcast for most of elementary school because of my skin tone.

It is an issue when people laugh at my hair because it looks so oily even though my mom and my grandmom have been putting oil in their hair for as long as I can remember.

It is an issue when I feel ashamed when my parents go places in their Indian clothes because I think that people are going to stare at us.

It is an issue when for so long I used to think that my thick eyebrows were ugly because they weren’t like anyone else.

It is an issue when I often contemplate buying lightening creams because my skin is too dark.

It is an issue when people used to make fun of the language that my parents speak at home because “Kannada” sounds so freaking much like “Canada”.

It is an issue when I realized that I cut my hair to fit in more because it used to be up to my waist and people commented on it.

It is an issue when I stopped wearing mehendi (henna) on my hands because I was afraid as to what kids were going to say when I went to school, because kids would look at my arms at ask me if I had a disease, and these days henna is suddenly “a cool thing to do”.

It is an issue when I stopped bringing my favorite Indian foods to school because people used to look at it weirdly, and used to make puking noise and laugh when I tried to eat them.

It is an issue that I am scared to wear a bindi or any Indian clothes in public because I am afraid of what people are going to say.

It is an issue when I am looked at weirdly by Indian and non-Indian alike when they realize how much I love Bollywood or anything Indian in general these days, or when people tell me to stop talking about it.

It is an issue when Holi, a sacred Indian festival, is turned into the Color Run around the country.

It is an issue when people tell Indians that to fit in, they need to assimilate when they wear desi clothing, but that white girls look “exotic” when they do the same.

It is an issue when jokes are thrown around about Indians being terrorists, and that Indians have actually been targeted and KILLED for the same reason.

It is an issue when INDIANS HAVE BEEN TARGETED AND KILLED IN THE US JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE WEARING A BINDI. Urban Outfitters is selling “face gems” when they are actually bindis. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COUTURE AND CULTURE. The bindis themselves have a religious meaning, so you are fooling yourself if you still think they have a non-religious value.

MY PROBLEM IS THAT INDIANS STILL GET OPPRESSED FOR FOLLOWING THEIR TRADITIONS AND WANTING TO EXPRESS THEIR CULTURE, AND WE ARE TOLD THAT THAT WE ARE PRIMITIVE, SMELLY, OLIY, ETC. BUT WHEN A WHITE GIRL WANTS TO WEAR A BINDI OR INDIAN CLOTHES, THEY ARE SEEN AS BEING TRENDY AND EXOTIC. YOU CAN’T PICK AND CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT TO WHITE WASH FROM OUR CULTURE IF YOU HAVE LOOKED DOWN UPON US SO LONG FOR DOING THE SAME THINGS YOU WANT TO WHITE WASH. INDIANS SHOULD NO LONGER BE ASHAMED OF LOVING WHO THEY ARE AND WHERE THEY CAME FROM.

I will reclaim the bindi. You cannot make an oppressed culture into a trend just because it suits you. It is my history, my heritage, and my culture, not a costume or an accessory.