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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Brijeet's Story: The Search for a ‘Suitable’ Self. A few months before my wedding, I attended a former classmate's nuptials. Coincidentally, her traditional Punjabi Sikh wedding was being held in the same temple and reception hall where my interracial one would be held. I am Punjabi Sikh and I was about to marry a white man.
At the reception, my friend, who's beautiful and petite, wore a delicately embroidered red lehnga, a long formal outfit. The outfit transformed her into the quintessential Indian bride, who looked as though she had just stepped out of a Bollywood film. My own mother looked at her longingly and said to me, "I think we need to get you another reception outfit." I wanted to reply, "I think you need to get another daughter." But I bit my tongue.
Later, during the reception, I overheard two women comment on how fat they thought I was and how no one would ever marry me. When I nonchalantly flashed my diamond engagement ring, it shut them up. Read more here.

1 comments:

Anonymous on: August 23, 2009 at 6:56 AM said...

Thank you for your story. I am sure their are more woman who are out there who can definitely relate to this. It is important to stay true to your own inner happiness. You must love yourself first in order to go out in the world to love other human beings.

 

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