100% Indian, but not 100% sure which ethnic groups I belong to (Bengali and Kashmiri are two that I’m certain of though).
I’m first generation American, but my parents are from Trinidad. I’m tired of other Indians proclaiming that I “know nothing of the culture” (because Indians who don’t…
“You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all. I was like, “Yo, is something wrong with me? That the whole society seems to think that people like me don’t exist? And part of what inspired me, was this deep desire that before I died, I would make a couple of mirrors. That I would make some mirrors so that kids like me might see themselves reflected back and might not feel so monstrous for it.”
- Junot Diaz (via callmebrandy)
Representation fucking matters
I find this quote particularly meaningful in light of all the stupidness RE selfies right now. REFLECTION MATTERS.
Just one of the many reasons we do AFAD every month! (via angryasiangirlsunited)
India Introspect:They called me Gurkha, Chinese, chinki. I lived through hell: Danny Denzongpa..
Last week, Nido Taniam, a 19-year-old student from Arunachal Pradesh, was killed in an alleged racial attack in Delhi.
Soon after, two Manipuri girls were beaten up by goons in Delhi.
Politicians like Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi were quick to condemn the…