Got realy inspired by the effort of a homie to “do” instead of talk about doing. She started a blog to create a space where South Asian folks with Dark skin could kick it, celebrate each others beauty, and just spread the word that not only is it ok to be dark, but it is beautiful and we should celebrate each other even if main stream does not. I still dont quite understand how crazy it is in India, Pakistan, or when youre skin is dark, but from what folks have been writing, it seems like folks are being hella affected by white supremacy out there. just like black folks are here.
This society keeps telling folks with brown skin that we are invisible, not worthy, dirty, bad, terrorists, etc. All that hatred, racism and bull Ive been seeing against people of color is out of control, but I believe this blog with its defiant stance is part of changing that, how we as POC love and look at ourselves and what our white brothers and sisters need to learn about us. Anyways, this is a piece of a musician I like named Paban Das Baul from West Bengal, India.
Go check out “Dark, Lovely, and South Asian”
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