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Surviving Discrimination: The Mary Smrutha Paul Photo Story

Surviving Discrimination: The Mary Smrutha Paul Photo Story

By Mary Smrutha Paul | An UNfair & Beautiful contributor I’ve endured a lot when I was younger and in school. While studying in an International school, I was made fun by my classmates. I’m skinny and dark, and adopted. I used to be laughed at all the time. The boys used to say that […]

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Surviving Discrimination: The Chandra Vadhana Story

Surviving Discrimination: The Chandra Vadhana Story

By Chandra Vadhana | An UNfair & Beautiful contributor           Right from childhood I developed a BIG inferiority complex because I was dark.    I had the privilege of being schooled at one of the best convent schools in my locality, despite being born in a middle class family. In fact, I […]

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Brown Girl In The Ring

Brown Girl In The Ring

By Zippora Madhukar | Photographer and WOW CORE Member Vivacious, animated, a go-getter, vibrant – all these words came to mind when I first met Aparna – a professional dancer who challenges the norms of what a dancer should look like in our country. Aparna Nagesh is the founder of Showstoppers INC, an arts promotion […]

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Common Clay

A haiku by Stacy Wiebe We’re not fashioned from diamonds or opals, but clay warm with divine breath.  I snapped this photo of my son participating in a hands-on sculpting activity at Government Museum, Chennai.

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An ideal Indian woman?

By Kavitha Emmanuel | Director, WOW We often conclude that our worth is based on what we do or how we look. And for many of us, especially women, what we see in the mirror – or what we think we see in the mirror – shapes much of our identity. Added to these notions […]

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