Stop White-Washing My Colors: Holi vs Color Run
Apr08

Stop White-Washing My Colors: Holi vs Color Run

In elementary school, I was made fun of for having mehndi done on my hands, which I had gotten done that past weekend from celebrating Eid (a Muslim holiday). My classmates were asking questions like “why did you color on your hands?” and saying that it was “dirty” to have that on my hands. Some of them didn’t want me to touch them out of disgust and fear. I was so confused because in desi culture (desi =...

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