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Do you remember that word you called me?

Racist taunts. My Skin: Brown by @studentAsim

I wrote this book because of you.

My Skin: Brown Official Cover by @studentAsim

My Skin: Brown is @studentAsim's 4th title. It is based on his childhood encounters with racism. It is set in Toronto, Canada, where he grew up.

Why I wrote My Skin: Brown

When I look back, it's interesting. I wrote My Skin: Brown informally. It just came to me one day. It was subconscious. I just had something to say...


Growing up as a child of Pakistani immigrants, I felt no different than anyone else...that is, until I was branded with "names". I remember being called names, and in particular, one specific name. 


For me, My Skin: Brown is sensitive because I had to revisit difficult incidents in my childhood, to produce the story and artwork. The project is an important statement. It shows how lives are affected, often times, forever.

My Skin: Brown exposes and explores racism in the South Asian community. Many resources explore racism in terms of "white" and/or "black", but not "brown."

Pics from Book Launch

My Skin: Brown book launch with @studentAsim
My Skin: Brown book launch with @studentAsim
My Skin: Brown book launch with @studentAsim
My Skin: Brown book launch with @studentAsim
My Skin: Brown book launch with @studentAsim
My Skin: Brown book launch with @studentAsim

Artwork from

My Skin: Brown

My Skin: Brown art work by @studentAsim
My Skin: Brown art work by @studentAsim
My Skin: Brown art work by @studentAsim
My Skin: Brown art work by @studentAsim

Features of My Skin: Brown

Exposes and explores racism in the South Asian community. Many resources explore racism in terms of "white" and/or "black", but not "brown." 

A tool that is especially relevant to those communities who face inequities based on race (and/or bigotry, hate, and fear).

A tool that explores racism as a subject. This is relevant to all communities.

Relevant to communities who are looking to learn more about bigotry, hate, and fear.

A Canadian story, set in Toronto, Ontario.

Video Reviews

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My Skin: Brown is a Canadian story set in Toronto.

My Skin: Brown Film

I shot The My Skin: Brown film on location in Pakistan. This is a poetic film about people. These people are like you and I. They work like you and I. They feel like you and I. And if they are like you and I, then why the racism? Just because they're brown...?