Iconic: first Indian woman to be featured on the cover of US @voguemagazine! 👸🏽 Feels like an appropriate time to break out into some classic @priyankachopra ‘Who’s the hottest girl in the world? My desi girl, my desi girl’ moves 🎵💃🏽 😏
Hoarded up on an entire Winter’s ration of Vitamin D during my staycation in @neemrana.hotels Tijara Fort Palace.
But my battery is running low already! ⚠️
You guys have any suggestions for a road trip to a Sunny destination in the month of Jan?
Comment with ideas plissss.
Much appreciates. Very thanks. 🙏
Thank you @florencelondonuk for the most stunning reminder of a lovely day in my life.
I never used to be a necklace person and now here I am with two absolutely beautiful pieces which I will never take off ❤️
Fair skin is considered an asset in this world, particularly India, affronting a person’s dignity, especially a woman’s. If you have noticed, Plantarium does not sell any products that discriminate on the basis of the colour of skin. Let’s join hands for a “fairer” future! #unfairandlovely#darkandlovely
HUE TO KNOW: "They were like you're dusky. First of all, I hate that word. Dusky. Like, I'm dark. I'm dark-skinned." - @nidhisunil articulating our feelings about use of the word "dusky" 🙄👏🏾⠀
TINT FAM: Head to our IGTV to check out the full episode with this fantasy fiction loving model whose hidden talent is singing @iamcardib in the shower. #livetinted#tintfam#huetoknow
The curse of #colourism that still runs deep in the South Asian community; educated and illiterate, affluent and impoverished, liberal and conservative alike. 🌚 #darkisbeautiful#unfairandlovely @soulsisterspakistan
This product launch was inspired by you. The girl that didn’t see herself on magazine covers growing up, the girl that hid from the sun because she was worried about getting too dark, the woman that took too long to be comfortable in her own skin. You are not an afterthought, you are a priority.
𝘉𝘓𝘜𝘙𝘙𝘌𝘋 𝘛𝘈𝘕 𝘓𝘐𝘕𝘌𝘚
I started modeling my sophomore year of undergraduate for a fashion show. I didn’t pursue modeling gigs for about year afterwards. I was finally getting out of a toxic relationship and trying to better myself. I became obsessed with chemistry. I was taking all my upper division chemistry classes, had positions on a chemistry and science bowl executive board, and working at the USDA ARS publishing my research. I literally lived in the library, lab, or office hours that year. I went crazy. I went to sleep thinking about how to solve quantum chemistry equations. Imagine waking up at 2 am because you had a eureka moment and grabbing your notebook because you solved the equation. It was a nightmare. -
Well, modeling gave me a break from this hectic life and a creative outlet. When I’m in front of the camera every worry or deadline dissipates. I began to feel more confident in my own skin and inadvertently in myself. -
Some people began to view me as shallow and self-absorbed. But looking back, modeling was one of the best things for helping me build my own self-confidence. There is nothing wrong with finally loving yourself. Modeling gave me the confidence to be a better chemist and researcher.
FACTS 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 According to the World Economic Forum, “A decade of slow but steady progress on improving parity between the sexes came to a halt in 2017, with the global gender pay gap widening for the first time since the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report was first published in 2006”. 📈 The report states that women will need to wait 217 years for full gender equality, when a year ago the estimate was at 83 years. This is why it’s more important than ever for women and men to support women in the workplace; we rise by lifting others ⚡️💖 (📷: @aparnapkin)