Death to all coffee scrubs.
Through colonization and white supremacy, colorism has become an ingrained mindset for many people of color and is now a part of the social lenses we view our world through.
It's never been easy for me to figure out my racial identity in a country where everyone looks different.
The desi community came together to simultaneously squash the stereotypes and completely slay Twitter.
I was only nine years old when I grabbed the "Fair and Lovely" bottle and slathered it all over my face and neck.
I remember women in my family and community bleaching the shit out of their skin in order to appear lighter.
The longer we go without confronting this, the longer we allow it to pit our brothers and sisters against each other.
I scrubbed vigorously at my face, hoping the third time would be the charm.