Childhood lessons in the casteism of perfection Google images“Mariyam has scars on every corner of her face. Count, and tell us how many are there?.. How did you get that scar at the bridge of your nose?.. Oh god, your
There is something about beauty salons in India. The way these people make you dislike attributes about yourself is outrageous. That said, I am do not demean myself, but simply fail to understand the need to red mark all that
A journalist by training, Mariyam Haider is a writer and performance poet in Singapore.
She is the researcher of the book The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age written by James Crabtree.
Her writing has appeared in Hindustan Times, Livemint, Feminism In India, New Asian Writing and Kitaab.