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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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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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