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Dear Malaysia, Will You Dare to Be Colour Blind?

Dear Malaysia, Will You Dare to Be Colour Blind?

By Sai Tharshini Varathan | A Dark is Beautiful Campaigner I come from the wonderful and multicultural land of Malaysia. Malaysia is filled with diverse people that are generally friendly. But often, I get to hear a lot of painfully discriminatory comments because of my skin colour, I used to feel hurt and wondered what […]

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Who Is The Real Enemy?

Who Is The Real Enemy?

By Kavitha Emmanuel | Founder & Director of Women of Worth Photo Credit: Zippora Madhukar Photography Have you ever wondered where skin colour bias originated from? I have. And frankly speaking, there is no simple answer. Skin colour bias is so much a part of our culture that if we tracked it down to see […]

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Colour Me Bright Red, Emerald Green, Orange, and Pink

Colour Me Bright Red, Emerald Green, Orange, and Pink

By Sudha Menon | A Dark is Beautiful Campaigner If you have grown up in a dark brown skin, like I have, you have possible heard this sentence many times in your life: ” She is dark but smart”, ” She is not dark, just dusky. And, very intelligent”. “She is nice. A little dark, […]

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Fair & Handsome, Meet Dark & Confident

Fair & Handsome, Meet Dark & Confident

A chat with David Livingstone Sales pitches for fairness products suggest that a man needs to lighten up to get the job, to get the girl, to get more out of life. Twenty-nine year-old David Livingstone says that’s “hideous,” and in this interview with Dark is Beautiful, he offers his own take on what it […]

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In 30 Seconds You Can Say NO to UNfair Advertising

In 30 Seconds You Can Say NO to UNfair Advertising

By The Dark is Beautiful Team.  “Fair and Handsome” and Shah Rukh Khan: We don’t want ZYADA; we’ve had ENOUGH of fairness products and “unfair” advertising.  #disbcampaign #darkisbeautiful   In the new “Fair and Handsome” ad, Shah Rukh Khan tosses a tube of fairness cream to a young fan. In the next scene, the boy’s […]

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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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