Growing up whenever I witnessed family drama, not just my own but also relatives and friends I naturally assumed this is the norm. This is simply how Brown people just are, problematic and dysfunctional. Our family unit structures seem to excel when it comes to external matters, such as ensuring family members have a roof […]Read more "Family Drama never seems to end? Or is it something deeper?"
As promised it’s time to get down to nitty and gritty world of Pakistani beauty perceptions and its challenges. Let’s face it, we don’t all look like those poster girls they broadcast to us, most of us our averagely looking. However, thanks to Pakistani ridiculous beauty standards some of us don’t even pass the “average” […]Read more "Unconventional Beauty: Perspectives"
Many first and second generation migrants, especially those of South Asian, Middle Eastern or African and Afro Caribbean roots are way too familiar with that welcoming expression that British thugs like to wail out whilst usually drunk. They certainly don’t leave any exceptions for me. It was a fine Sunday afternoon until me and my […]Read more "Go Back Home!"
I have heard a lot about channel 4’s documentary ‘Angry, White and Proud’ which was aired this Wednesday. I still need to watch it myself but for some reason I am really hesitant in watching this documentary. Probably because it’s the same crap all over again. The British White Christian bigots against the British Pakistani […]Read more "‘Angry, White and Proud’"
The South Asian Pakistani community has been obsessed with skin pigmentation for decades. Unfortunately this trend is still at its peak, even in England. In England the main reason for why I believe this obsession still exists is because of the older generation. Those are the ones who carried this ideology with them when […]Read more "South Asian Beauty Standards; the Startling Perplexing Syndrome Part I Written by Hajra Khan, Collaboration with Author of The Human Lens"