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Motherland
The Skin Issue
March 12, 2014
The eleventh issue of Motherland sits close to the bone, touching on the border between the world and ourselves: Skin.

In India the skin colour bias is so deeply ingrained into our formative years that it spills into personal histories, quietly shaping daily rituals. And it is these rituals around which this issue circles, looking at the social commentaries that can be derived from any idea of beauty and a conflicted relationship with one’s own skin.

Debuting in this edition is V Sunil's Dark & Lovely project, a series of portraits that form a springboard for an ongoing, unfolding art project.
The eleventh issue of Motherland sits close to the bone, touching on the border between the world and ourselves: Skin.

In India the skin colour bias is so deeply ingrained into our formative years that it spills into personal histories, quietly shaping daily rituals. And it is these rituals around ...
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Meagan G.
Aug. 9 2014
What an amazing issue of Motherland. How fortunate I feel to have stumbled across it. My daughter was born Indian and was adopted by my husband and me (Iranian and American of Western European descent, respectively). She does not have what would be described as "fair skin" by the Indian community and I am so very, very grateful that she is being raised here, in Portland, Oregon, blissfully unaware of the skin-tone pressures and prejudice within India.
What an amazing issue of Motherland. How fortunate I feel to have stumbled across it. My daughter was born Indian and was adopted by my husband and me (Iranian and American of Western European descent, respectively). She does not have what would be described as "fair skin" by the Indian community ...
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