Two posts within a week? Is she feeling alright lolll?! I know, I’m proud of myself too. I get asked a lot of questions so I will also try and make a page answering all of it on my blog. Not that any of you asked, I find writing/typing down my life plans so therapeutic – I’ve been listing what type of content I want to post and my am I excited to share my thoughts 🙂
Do brown cultures favouritise fair skin? simply put: yes. Oh and yes I woke up and chose violence. It’s so upsetting to think that our very own beautiful brown skin is regarded as ‘not in trend’ or ‘not good enough’ for some people. I feel like this isn’t spoken about enough, so if I could make the slightest difference, it would truly mean everything to me. It all starts from your very own relatives: especially those judgy aunties that have nothing better to do with themselves than to give you advice on making you look ‘whiter’. From a parent’s perspective, I truly believe that if you teach your children that their skin is beautiful and that they should embrace all the good and ‘bad’ features; then the world wouldn’t be so depressing and kids wouldn’t be so insecure from the start of their lives.
I mean if I’m honest, I’m one of those people that believe our own people are our biggest enemies. Instead of hyping, supporting and loving each other; there is so much trolling going on for absolutely no reason. I’ve seen some really horrible comments on other people’s pages regarding their skin colour and commenting on their appearance. It is so disgusting. If we don’t speak out and stop this, then who will?
Now to the section that I despise the most: caste systems. Best believe I ain’t having any of this rubbish when I’m married. Back home we all come from different castes and as much as they refer to the backgrounds you’re from, your occupation – looks also played a part. If you were more tanned then you were placed at the bottom of the hierarchy whereas if you were light skinned you’d be at the top and most desired. Just sad to think about tbh.
I guess the media plays a huge part to this, if it didn’t promote all these rubbish creams that have chemicals that can ‘whiten’ your skin but can also damage it – people still use it because they want to be desired. But why is this is the bloody case when we already were made perfectly, all of our differences make who we are and we should accept that. These fair & lovely creams back home have manipulated women into thinking it makes them look much lighter and more appealing and young when it’s just a bunch of chemicals mixed together; ruining your skin for the long run. I mean just think about it financially too, you have much more important fees to cover for your family or education for example. Plus this is all temporary happiness – does it actually work ? Because I surely do not believe so; it might temporarily work but not forever.
Ladies learn to love each and every part of your features whether that be a long nose (you’re lucky because you guys suit nose rings the best) or small lips (note to self too lol) and most importantly: your beautiful dark skin.
In India, darker-skinned women especially face discrimination at work, relationships and even school! This probably explains the excessive use of lighteners that brighten and lighten your skin to make you look ‘better’. It’s so harsh on these people because they might feel quite distraught after hearing some talk about their colour of skin. There have been many campaigns and ads that have encouraged the fact that brown/black is beautiful and as much as I’m loving it, however it’s not enough for those people that can’t see it.
This post is short and simple (but hopefully effective lmao) and I hope you enjoyed educating yourself if you were one of those people to use those lighteners. REMEMBER: you are worthy, you are beautiful & you are stronger than you think.