This is for all my fellow desis. Regardless of how my bindi is, regardless of my Salwar Kameez or plaid, my full face make up or splotchy eczema skin, my huge glasses or contacts, wild eyebrows or done masterpieces, my culture is mine to consume. And if need be, it is mine to fiercely protect.
We’re not your costume of the week.
We won’t be your leftovers after you steal the bits you like.