Never Have I Ever has had mixed reviews all over the internet, but no one is talking about a crucial choice for representation that the show made this season: their discussion of eating disorders. Dive into the analysis of this new form of representation for South Asian Americans with this whirlwind of a show.
Adding desi elements to everyday Western outfits initially started out as just a fun fusion of my cultural identities. However, as I started playing with combinations more frequently, I began to feel that this style changed how I thought about clothing on my body.
Whenever I shop in the plus-size section of a website, I never see plus-size Asians modeling the clothes. Let’s dissect the different stigmas and stereotypes that may be limiting Asian representation within this specific community of fat models.
Many young Desis struggle against the “log kya kahenge” mindset almost every day. But while this sentiment reigns among a lot of elderly Indians, regardless of gender, we seem to be most pressed by the imposition of these standards by the aunties. Let’s explore why we disproportionately blame older Indian women for their internalized biases and how we can move away from that.
I want to share my culture from a holistic view. So, I think it’s right to show you how I got to where I am, how my culture has formed me, and how I intend to engage with it here and on all my platforms.