Welcome to my insta page! I am creating this space to raise awareness about "shadeism". All throughout my life I have been a victim of this discrimination. It is shocking that people still treat you differently based on the color of your skin. When I was 3 years old living in Delhi, India I was teased by my lighter skinned classmates. One of them called me "Bhaingan" which translates to an Eggplant. I didn't quite understand and I would cry to my mom and ask her why am I the only darker skin girl in my class. My mom gave me so much confidence and didn't let my self-esteem go down. I remember once she brought me photos of darker skinned models from a magazine and told me that one day I will grow up to be like one of them. No! I am nowhere close to a model but I am confident in my own skin. I think the society and media has instilled an "ideal" image of beauty. I want to break that. There is no specific criteria and we are all beautiful.