Every (dark-skinned) Indian woman’s story

When this picture of Femina’s Miss India 2019 uniformly beautiful contestants, with their light skin tone and straight hair faced public outrage, I cheered. Like most of my peers, I came of age in India in the era of Fair and Lovely, facing the biases of a patriarchal society that puts a premium on the complexion of a girl. In this hard-hitting article in Medium.com, Neha Dixit, takes us through her own story as she tries to explain this national obsession. Hats off, Neha. More power to you.


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