I don’t know if you think about me often or not at all. I don’t know if you feel any guilt for abandoning me in the 1980’s or if I did something to upset you, hurt you or make you angry when I was 4yrs old.
"As the eldest daughter to protective, Muslim, second-generation Indians, it was crystal clear that I was not to develop feelings for a boy... He was perfect, except he was white." - An Anonymous Submission
"Do you not think that it is time to recognise and appreciate that our parents speak broken English just so that we are able to speak the Queen’s English? Before Mother’s and Father’s, they are souls that have their own longings"
" We cannot put all the blame on men. We judge other women for wearing the clothes they wear, or looking “too sexy”... maybe, [we're] insecure to see another woman with more confidence than us"
The obsession with becoming fairer, is not a superficial fashion, it’s a strategy of assimilating a superior identity that reflects a deep-set belief that fair skin is better, more powerful.