“These things don’t happen in our community.” Observations like this cannot explain away the overworked high school student with depression or the young man with schizophrenia.
What is sex? Why do people take drugs? When our child goes to school and develops a social personality, she brings home questions we’re not sure we have the answers to.
I’m a 5’8” Bengali woman, which in most parts of India makes me an Amazon. Couple that with the fact that I’m generally an American size 10 (which in most haute couture boutiques might as well be a size 80,000) and you’ve got a case of body image issues just waiting to happen.
As a Pride Parade virgin, this year’s attendance on my part was a revelation. I was surprised to see only a handful of South Asian faces dotted randomly throughout the multicultural crowd. They were shall we say, mute spectators?
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