The hair I used to hate because of how it made me feel in comparison to everyone around me and everything I saw online, is now hair that I show off with pride. My hair, in its natural glory, endured a long journey of finding love and care. Anything that is nurtured and grown with love will flourish, more so than anything that is shamed into being. Continue reading Learning to love my hair
Journalling is a great tool to express oneself in a healthy way and confess one’s struggles and fears privately without any judgement or fear. It is mainly helpful because it helps to take back control over your life and your emotions. I realised just last year, that maybe, journaling was having a negative effect on me. Rather than helping me, it was hindering my well being. Continue reading Why I stopped keeping a daily journal
A name defines us. Not in the sense that it illustrates your hair, gender preference, race and other features that outwardly differentiates us, but rather as an identifier. From the day we are named we are given an identity that the rest of the world uses to distinguish us from everyone else. An identifier that creates an impression of us before we can even introduce … Continue reading The power of a name
Have you ever encountered someone give you a backhanded complement about your race such as ‘oh you’re really pretty for a ___ person!’. Such casual racist and colourist prejudices shape and affect our everyday lives. Continue reading Everyday Racism and Colourism Pt. 1
How has isolation been for you amidst this COVID-19 pandemic? Many are enjoying it, but many hate it. Are there pressures to make the most out of it? Continue reading Isolation at its finest = a productivity contest?
Netflix’s new show Never Have I Ever seems to be a great step forward in the representation of South Asian people in mainstream media. From exposing the ironies of ‘Aunty culture’ to the experiences of third culture children, this show touches on many everyday issues that teenagers face on daily basis, but puts an Indian twist on it. The regularity of the issues, such as … Continue reading To What Extent Does Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ Truly Represent South Asian People?