Challenges of being dusky in India

In India, where being fair is glorified and considered synonymous with being beautiful, if you are dark-skinned then definitely it has not been a cakewalk for you. We had asked our readers to share their experiences and challenges that they faced due to society’s obsession with lighter skin. Read on these stories by three women who are dusky and lovely…

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GOODBYE LITTLE COUSIN MY TIME TO MOURN

HEY MY PEEPS I PRAY YA’LL HAD A GREAT WEEKEND, MINE WAS A BLESSING, IT STARTED WITH THE END OF EARLY VOTING BUT IT SOON ENDED ON A SOUR NOTE!! Hey ya’ll I hope ya’ll are well, this day is a bad day for me, I was awaken at 530am by a call from mama informing me one of my…

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Comparison – The Thief of Joy

Image credit  Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy”. I absolutely love this adage for its truth, and to explain this, I enjoy using an analogy between people and fruit. Fruit? Yes. People and fruit. You know what’s interesting about fruit? We all have something in common with them. We really do. And before you think I’ve…

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A NEW BEGINNING IN THE MIDST OF OLD ENDINGS

HEY MY PEEPS I PRAY YA’LL ARE WELL, I’VE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS THAT LIFE IS ONE BIG RACE, SOME DAYS YOU’RE AT TOP SPEED, OTHER DAYS YOU’RE AT A SNAILS PACE BUT THROUGH IT ALL YOU MUST KEEP MOVING PUTTING ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER UNTIL YOU REACH THE FINISH LINE!!! I’ve been extremely busy planning my…

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Inspiration and Imitation – The Thin Line !!

  -Who is your inspiration? -Who is your role model?         I remember seeing these questions in books since school days. I know each one of us have answered it at least one time. Including me, everyone would have cited some random names. Those successful celebrities, those famous social workers, someone from our own family circle or…

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Those Branded Days – Without a Day for the Self!!

I am writing about something – something that I and my best half have always agreed. It is about certain dates of the year when we celebrate love and life and friendships and some more. It is something that I have always wondered about, since I got introduced to them. So here I share my views on the “the special…

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Life of Men

A heart may never heal No cure, no remedy. A soul will never steal Too pure, too free. A body shunned to the moors, Cracks suffocated in time. A mind of thumping hooves, From cradle to mountain-climb. Space and time, divide us all Splitting us into pieces like alcohol Warm and happy evade us all Weak Puppets who crawl and…

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