In the Facebook post, Hema Gopinath Sah, a Mumbai-based blogger and the author of the poem Kali, talks about her own experience of growing up as a dark-skinned girl in a society obsessed with fairness.
"While growing up, I was made aware of my color through comments like, 'Work on your grades, if you can't be the beauty, you'll have to be the brains!'" says Ms Sah, whose beautiful poem Kali - which literally means dark - went massively viral in April.
In the post, she talks about the discrimination that dark-skinned people face and the incident that led to her penning down Kali
"Maybe it's time to stop worrying about how fair we look, and start focusing on just 'being' fair to those around us...no matter what color their skin is," she concludes beautifully.
You can read her full post below:
You can read her poem Kali below:
This is not the first time that the topic of skin colour and body positivity has been discussed on social media. In April last year, Bollywood actor Abhay Deol had slammed fairness creams advertisements. Just a few months after that, a powerful piece of spoken word poetry titled "A Brown Girl's Guide To Beauty" had garnered much appreciation on social media.
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