Listen: My father speaks Urdu, Language of dancing peacocks, Rosewater fountains- Even its curses are beautiful. He speaks Hindi, suave melodic, Earthy Panjabi, Salty rich as saag paneer, Costal Swahili laces with Arabic. He speaks Gujarati, Solid ancestral pride. Five languages, Five different worlds. Yet English Shrinks Him Down Before White men. -anonymous We feel […]Read more "Migrants."
The Charleston Shooting has been dominating social media and international news. No doubt the recent heart-breaking shooting has rightfully urged a powerful uproar. Dylann Roof responsible for murdering 9 Black African Americans in South Carolina church Wednesday night. ABC news interviewed a friend of the inhumane murderer. Tyler, Roof’s friend who knew him for 7 […]Read more "White Privileges: Charleston Shooting"
Seems like things are about to get tougher for the ordinary working class folk in the UK, especially now the Conservatives have won the elections again. According to national statistics young people have the highest unemployment rate. “Young people in Britain have borne the brunt of the financial crisis, with a larger proportion of 16- to […]Read more "A Pakistani’s Misconception and Obsession."
One thing I’m never short of in my sorry life is White British women complimenting my skin colour and moaning how pale theirs is. Now the passive me would just take this as a compliment and then brag to friends and family that I have been accepted by a White person because clearly in my […]Read more "Brown Fetish. (short post)"
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"
I know your all intelligent beings that don’t really care about one’s pigmentation. Nonetheless, I need to get this of my chest. In 2014 and also perhaps late 2013, there has been a trend emerging on social sites, where people name themselve after their pigmentation. For example, “light skin [person’s name]”. Another trend has been […]Read more "Light Skin VS Dark Skin."
Being a dark skinned British Pakistani female myself I have always wondered what it was about my skin colour that the much older generation and some the same age Pakistani community members find displeasing. I think it’s fair to say I have quite clear skin; I don’t and never had any terrible breakout or any […]Read more "Why is being dark skinned such a stigma within the Asian community?"