So I got a brand new, beautiful red salwar kameez at the start of the new year, and as much as I love it, l feel ashamed to wear it in public. I really want to brush off the feeling of being embarrassed and afraid of being stared at or made fun of when embracing my cultural heritage by wearing traditional clothes. As a matter of fact, I really want to actually start wearing more traditional garments, and I am currently shopping for more casual salwars and anarkalis. Whenever I wear Indian clothes, I feel so good and in tune with my culture but the counteracting feelings of fear of being ‘othered’ is frightening. I hope I eventually gather the courage to finally don it.
Just washed and flat-ironed my hair and it’s getting really close to touching my butt :3 I’m super happy about that, and I hope by the end of this year or next year, I’ll reach my hair goal of hip length :D It’ll be intense getting there, but I hope I continue to keep taking better care of my hair :)