I was watching DNA on Zee News and the news of whitening creams containing mercury was quite a setback for me. Not because of the shocking revelation, but for the fact that India, being a nation of golden skin tone, is blindly running to attain fairness. The demand of white skin has risen to such an extent that even though the colonizer had long back decided to move out, we ourselves have been propagating ideas of discrimination within our co- citizens. Log onto any matrimonial website, and if you aren’t asked about your colour, then I’d say you are definitely lucky. When we were searching for a bridegroom for my sister, trust me, each guy or his parents desire to have a fair bride. Ask them why; perhaps because they have been endowed with beliefs that fairness is equal to beauty.
The word pretty, gorgeous or attractive are meant exclusively for outer form, but the word BEAUTIFUL transgresses the physical and goes skin deep to depict the real you. I believe wheatish and olive skin tone is so beautiful that it does not need to be changed. For that matter, if I’d be given a chance to exchange my complexion, I’d want it golden wheatish rather than white! Beauty is when you smile, when you can make others smile and the most essential part, to be who you really are. The first step to appear beautiful is to accept that all beings are born with various features, colours, skin type & hair type and you are beautiful the way you are and no freaking god dammit has the right to make you feel inferior due to rampant colour biases that exist in almost every part of the world. A man, upon falling, can only rise up if he chooses to. If he feels I just can’t get up, my friend for your licence test, I can’t take the steering in my hands. You yourself can make or break it. If you want to see the change within people’s eyes, begin with that slight alteration within you.
Yes, being a beauty blogger, we do use makeup. But our goal has never been to alter our skin tones but merely to enhance our features for boosting confidence. Being born in Indian society, I do not say for all, but yes I’ve encountered ladies/ aunties who’d judge you for your colour. I’ve seen people differentiating within two children from the same house-hold due to colour basis. I’ve met ladies who’d come to see a potential bride for her son, but rejecting a girl, again for the same reason. People will always be on guard to put you down, it’s upon you if you let it affect you or not. Had God desired to create two toned world, well he had all possible powers to make it that way, but he didn’t. So why do you accept the judgement of His creation, who is by no means higher in pedestal than you.
Keep Loving Yourself
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