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11 Things Only Not-So-GORI Desi Girls Will Understand!
Amina-Sheikh
Published: Dec 23, 2015

Desi people are obsessed with gora rung (fairness). Being a dark-skinned desi girl is not easy. Here’s what happens when you are a not-so-gori desi girl:

1. People often call you kali because if you are not fair, you are black.

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2. When someone tells you only fair girls are beautiful

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3. Aunties in your family and neighbourhood keep suggesting totkas for lighter skin

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4. People who advice you to use Fair & Lovely are the type of people you don’t need in your life

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5. You hate the fairness cream adverts the most!

Especially the ones that tell you that your professional abilities are secondary to how fair and/or lovely you are.

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6. There’s always that one lady at the parlour who suggests you should try bleaching your skin

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7. While all your gori friends can get a tan without any regrets, your mom will give you an hour long lecture if you get a tan.

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8. When your gori friend keeps saying, “I am getting dark”

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9. Finding a lip colour or nail paint that compliments your skin is just impossible

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10. Aunties tell you no one will marry you because of the colour of your skin

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11. If the guy you marry is fairer than you, you are considered to be very lucky … very lucky!

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The colour of your skin has nothing to do with what you do and deserve in your life. You don’t need to be fair for the aunties and boys!