One Brown Girl’s Journey in Drowning out the Noise with WOW

We should love ourselves and not only that, we should love ourselves the way we are.

Brown Girl of the Month Sharon Muthu Breaks Dark Skin Stigma in Hollywood

Meet our July Brown Girl of the Month, Sharon Muthu—a South Asian (Tamil) actress, voiceover artist, and singer based in Hollywood. Her television acting resume boasts guest appearances on hit such shows such as, ‘Scandal, ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Glee,’ ‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘Desperate Housewives,’ ‘Outsourced,’ and many more.

An Open Letter to Fair & Lovely——India’s go-to Lightening Cream

I remember standing in front of my bathroom mirror spending hours and hours of massaging your creaminess into my wheatish complexion, praying that one of these days I will be fair and lovely as the models in your generic commercials.

#UnfairAndLovely Campaign Dares to Break Dark-Skin Stigma Around the World

No matter your age, size, gender or background, South Asians are told to stay away from the sun as to not become darker. Time and time again, young brown girls are asked to lighten the tone of their skin as if it were erasable. But three students from the University of Texas have had enough of the notion ‘dark is not beautiful,’ so they began the campaign #UnfairAndLovely.

Not Fair, Just Lovely: Growing Up as a Dark-Skinned Indian

My family isn’t “racist,” but when it comes to describing someone’s beauty or comparing physical appearances, they discriminate—not based on preferences, but because fair equals beauty.

Dark is Beautiful: An Ode to the Brown Girl

There comes a day where you will find yourself sitting on the floor thinking, “This is it, I’m done, and no more!” The moment that follows this, is when you look at yourself in the mirror and see yourself for who you are, a brown girl.