A message from one brown girl to another… <3
You are as powerful as you believe you are. I know you have a lot of pressure to meet certain standards but you were born to create your own life not to follow others.
The colour of your skin, the scarf on your head or the kara on your wrist doesn’t decide your fate, you do.
When we are born, our parents think about marriage from day one. Remember, we didn’t come into this world just to get married, we all have greater purpose. To travel, to love, to explore and most importantly follow our dreams, whatever they may be.
Our sarees, kurtas and salwars are part of our identity. Don’t lose that to fit in with the crowd. We are meant to be different, don’t spend your life trying to be someone else.
Don’t confine yourself to the norms. Change will only come if we bring it. This change isn’t just for us. We need to bring the change in our sisters, mothers and friends and encourage them to follow their hearts and be themselves too. Log kya kahenge will forever remain but life is too short for that.
Dear brown girl, encourage your brothers and sons to change too because a brown girl will be completely free when the minds of the men around her are completely open too.
For all my Bollywood crazy girls: Jaa Simran ja (or any other girl) jee le apni zindagi.