Respect Life,Respect Lives

Respect Life,Respect Lives

Do you wonder, what’s gone missing in the world when you hear of brutal incidents of rape, murder, domestic violence and other forms of physical abuse? What makes people resort to such inhuman behaviour? Yes, there lies the clue. It is inhuman. When someone loses their soul within which is the seat of love, honour […]

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Dark is Beautiful at the Madras Couture Fashion Week 2016

WOW as a movement has been voicing out the need to break beauty stereotypes of shape, size and skin colour. We have always been open to partnerships that will help take the message of the equality and dignity of all skin shades ever since the Dark is Beautiful campaign was launched in 2009. Recently, WOW […]

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Dark on Fleek

    Dark is Beautiful launched in 2009, has had a cascading effect since its inception. It has stimulated and inspired the birth of many other campaigns which advocates against skin colour discrimination. As we (Women of Worth), were inaugurating our Dark is Beautiful Hyderabad Chapter, on the title “Beauty Beyond Colour”on 5th March 2016, […]

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Off to School!

By Kavitha Emmanuel Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn around.  Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Touch the ground. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Polish the shoes. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Off to school. Here’s a cute rhyme we teach kids to motivate them to go to school. But our children aren’t teddy bears in the first place and they need more than […]

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We Are Unique and We Are Equal

By Kavita Emmanuel | Founder and Director, WOW   Happy Women’s Day 2015 to all the women out there! These wishes come from a heavy heart but with all sincerity that I can muster at a time when India is shocked at her own attitude towards women. “We have the best culture. In our culture […]

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Love the Skin You’re In

The ‘Dark is Beautiful’ campaign’s focus last year was to start city chapters in India. So far, we have been able to successfully initiate conversations with some of our ardent supporters in Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. We have even managed to do awareness events and workshops in these cities.  At this point, the most active […]

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Road to Recovery

By Susanna Deepthi Injustice against women has been rampant this past year. Reports of children and women being raped have made us uncomfortable. What has been our reaction to it all?  Is it that of anger, wanting to fight for justice? Is it a sense of sadness and sympathy for the affected individuals? Is it […]

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Crown You Beautiful

Introduction by Kavitha Emmanuel The message from the Dark is Beautiful campaign is always simply this: The value and worth of people should not be based on their skin colour. Discrimination on the basis of skin colour IS de-humanizing irrespective of cultural or ethnic backgrounds. I have had people of varying skin tones write to us […]

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Shed Colour Bias with Natasha Sharma

By Natasha Sharma | Model & Social Activist Colour complex affects people worldwide. For a long time, I was under the impression that a “fair and lovely” complexion was only desired by South Asians. My research and life experiences have opened my eyes to the fact that many communities around the world are impacted by this […]

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