“Abhi, you are so black!” The song of my childhood. You name it, I was given it. Skin whitening soaps and creams that would bleach my skin. Fair was beautiful, fair was superior, but was it? Meanwhile, a South Indian woman is told she is an outsider because she is too light-skinned.
Between being too dark and not dark enough, what does life on the brown spectrum look like? Jump into the shoes of six brown Kiwi women as they share their experiences with colorism.