Indian Women: We are Phenomenal, Too.
Contrary to societal stereotypes, Indian women are a heterogeneous identity group and we are much more than dutiful, intelligent, submissive, and exotic...
We are entrepreneurs, scientists, medical professionals, business executives, lawyers, politicians, engineers, teachers, psychologists, AND we are stay at home moms, make up artists, estheticians, chefs, actors, musicians, comedians, bartenders, and college drop outs. ⠀⠀
We are Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Jewish, Buddhist, AND we are Atheist.
We are immigrants who speak English with a thick Indian accent AND we are American born native English speakers who don’t know how to speak the native language of our parents.
We are straight AND we are lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning.
We have the deepest hues of dark brown skin AND the lightest hues of milky fair skin.
We are traditional, conservative, and conform to cultural norms AND we break all the rules and move to the beat of our own drum.
We get arranged marriages AND we have love marriages. And sometimes.. we get divorced.
We are wealthy and financially secure AND we live in poverty, depending on government assistance to put food on our tables.
We are mentally stable and healthy AND we suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses.
We are Malayalee, Gujarati, Punjabi, Sindhi, Naga, Tamilian, Kashmiri, Bengali, Andrha, Telegu, Konkani, and more.
We are brave, charismatic, sincere, strong, and beautiful.
We are PHENOMENALLY INDIAN.⠀⠀