While visiting relatives when I was younger, everyone would lament about the 'dark-skinned daughter of such a beautiful mother'.
A poem on the blatant body-shaming a person has to endure when they do not fit within the ideal 'conventional beauty standards'.
How beauty biases are reinforced in many ways, including at the workplace.
A Class X student and an aspiring filmmaker from Kochi shot a 46-minute-long feature film that highlights discrimination based on caste, class, colour and religion prevalent in Kerala.
I haven't told my little sister that Fair and Lovely has buckled under pressure, but will she ever believe she is beautiful, or that dark can be divine?
Fair & Lovely’s messaging over the years has always perpetuated skin colour as a measure of a woman’s worth. That damage will not be undone so easily.
Once upon a time in a land far, far away, a young girl encounters the gatekeepers of beauty.