browngirls4bindis

THIS IS NOT A WHITE GIRL/BOY'S INDO-INSPIRED BINDI BLOG.
Bindis originate & are still part of south asian culture & are not some temporary fad that western capitalism can monetize off of with the premise of it being a exotic symbol for westerners.

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Mangala Tiffin Center (2012)
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Susheela Raman
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Anonymous asked: I'm trying to look at your blog but the color of the words and the background makes my eyes hurt

hello sorry to hear about that are others having similar issues with the blog. does anyone have any suggestions on theme &/or color scheme switches?

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Anonymous asked: I'm really happy that you included Siddi people on this blog! Afro-South asians are commonly excluded from South-asian cultures and societies, so thank you so much!

Messages like these make me so happy! I’m always trying to show how diverse South Asian peoples are and a lot of times Siddi and Afro South Asian communities are rarely spoken about so making them visible even on a small blog like this I’m happy to see it makes a difference and people are appreciating the visibility of our peoples =]

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Artina Thoudam
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Mumaith Khan
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Momoco Khangembam
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Anonymous asked: i have a weird skin pigment thing that makes me very dark in some places and light in other places, i have always hated my skin colour. seeing dark skinned desis on ur blog makes me feel very safe and accepted, thank you.

We’re so happy that you feel that way! The main motivation behind creating this blog was so Desi people didn’t feel invisible as more and more parts of our culture are being turned into consumable “exotica”. We try to make this blog as diverse as South Asian peoples are. Thank you for this message we are really happy this space is helping South Asian people realize how beautiful we are, just as we are =]

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slowdisaster:

Hi friends, if you have a minute please go report this user - they run a neo-nazi, white supremacist blog and reblogged my bindi selfie with some really really fucked up racist commentary. 

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ponies-against-degeneracy:

slowdisaster:

addressed to white girls in bindis

addressed to shitskins in white countries


This is why white people cannot wear bindis because neo-nazis think death threats against us for expressing our culture is okay.