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While we battle toxic notions of beauty based on skin colour we need to remember that celebrating who we are is the first step towards bringing about change in our environment. This has always been our underlying emphasis – to celebrate people for their innate worth and value.
|Photo by: Anu Anna Jacob|
I am grateful for all the attention this campaign has received. But I believe we have a long road to tread. And the walk begins in our own homes.
It begins with us, our parents, our grandparents, our in-laws, and others who influence our choices and lifestyles. It begins with us choosing to not judge people based on skin colour, or use hurtful nicknames, or compare siblings of different skin shades, or choose your life partner based solely on his/her skin colour.
And if you witness someone judging or being hurtful because of skin colour, don’t shy away from a conversation that would challenge them to think differently.