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Colorism: Brown and Happy

Fair and Lovely was never just a product. It was humiliation packed and sold.

“You have dark skin and a fat nose,” said the old woman to the 12-year-old girl growing up in Punjab. A decade later, that girl is still fighting the stereotype of being a woman of colour, and the hard-sold lack of privilege of not being White. Does she give in?


Dilpreet Taggar stitches together incidents from her own life and shares this intimate story.


About the author

Dilpreet is the founder of South Asian Today. More about her can be found here.



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