I am brown and I am Beautiful!

Jyotika Jaggi,

I would like to share my views on the stereotype that is still stuck to the people living in Asian countries: If a girl is fair then only she is beautiful if she is brown/dark skin – she is not considered as beautiful. I am a 22 year old girl, born in India. Throughout the 22 years of my life, I was judged by the society and was called ugly. People would literally show pity and would recommend various beauty products/home remedies to me so that somehow I can become fair (white in color) and I used to take that seriously until couple of years ago, I realized that I don’t have to be bothered by what others think. One day I was clicking a selfie and I unconsciously applied filter and then I remember, I looked at myself and I felt terrible about the fact that I felt the need to put on the filter to make myself look beautiful!! Then, I took a moment and talked myself through that and I realized that I don’t need any filter to look beautiful. I am beautiful. I started taking care of myself and I love myself now. I would love to share this with all the girls especially in countries like India where being born with a dark skin tone is considered ugly!

I would also like to Thank you for creating a platform like this where people can share their stories!


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