I grew up in a society surrounded by certain beauty norms. In India, fair skin was always considered high status and beautiful and people with dark dusky skin were looked down upon as ugly or middle/low class. I have a dark tan skin and I often had people suggesting different fairness creams to apply on my face. They made me feel that life would be much harder for me in terms of finding the right partner or a good job because of the color of my skin.
I strongly believe that society and media affects the way younger generation perceive beauty. Therefore, I decided to do further research on the standard of beauty in different parts of the world and how it affects people from different cultures. My goal is to find a way to help people appreciate their natural beauty and live a better happier life.