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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Introducing Our Next Blog Series

By Kavita Emmanuel | Founder and Director of WOW   Lately there has been a lot of talk and speculation on the guidelines for advertising fairness products that was introduced by the Advertising Standards Council of  India (ASCI).  So let’s take some time to break it down and see what this means for us. We […]

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Celebrate Diversity. Celebrate All Skin Colours.

By Kavita Emmanuel | Founder and Director of WOW India still stands out at as the world’s largest democracy.   But what makes us unique is also the largeness of our diversity. Diversity of cultures, ethnic groups, religions, languages and SKIN COLOUR together make India truly special. As we celebrate our 68th Independence Day, let us […]

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While We Battle the Violence of UNFAIR Advertising….

While We Battle the Violence of UNFAIR Advertising….

By Kavitha Emmanuel | Founder & Director, WOW Image: ASCI (www.ascionline.org) A resounding ‘Thank You’ to the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) for introducing new guidelines for fairness products advertisements. While we eagerly await the formalization of these guidelines let’s face the fact that these guidelines will not end skin colour bias from among […]

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