Do you remember that word you called me?
I wrote this book because of you.
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
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.
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...?