Dear Brown Girl,
You are not pretty for an Indian/Bengali/Pakistani/Nepali/Sri-Lankan, Indo-Caribbean you are pretty, period.
Your dark elbows, armpits, or what have you does not make you ugly, it is a part of your skin, a skin that is beautiful from every inch.
You are not hairy, that is your body flourishing from all the beauty it holds so stop covering your arms.
You don’t need fair and lovely so go play in the sun.
Fuck log kya khenege, just because it’s cultural does not mean it’s right! So wear your crop top and flaunt your melanin.
Screw your misogynist dad, uncle, brothers, husband, these men could not be half the woman you are even if they tried.
You are not fobby so sing those bollywood songs, spin around in a lengha, heck run away from your arranged wedding in a whole bridal wear like the bollywood actress you are.
You don’t need to know how to cook, make your rotis round, clean the house, or take care of children from the age of 14, someone will marry you regardless, and even if they don’t das all good why look for your Raj, when you can raj over all these hoes.
Just love yourself and each other as much as these aunties and movies want you to hate yourself that’s all this brown girl asks for.
Pc to: @ and @._
Thank you for capturing Brown culture, sisterhood, fashion, and the coming together of different cultures, religions, languages, essentially blending the different Browns into one.