Can’t forget; brownness makes me different.

Ananya Kepper
Santa Monica, CA

I walk around feeling like myself, not like an Indian woman in a sea of white people. It still catches me off guard when people ask “Where are you from?” “Santa Monica,” I reply, every time. “I was born in St. John’s Hospital on Santa Monica Blvd.”

I make them clarify what they mean every time.

 

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