The Fine (And Dangerous) Line Between Cultural Diffusion and Cultural Appropriation

Photo Credit: Daily News (This photo shows three women who are not of Indian descent fashioning Indian clothing for the classic Disney movie: The Cheetah Girls: One World)

As a first-generation woman of East Indian descent, culture is not a word nor experience; culture is, in its entirety, my identity.

As close to me as the genes that created me, culture is rooted in my veins and arteries, intertwined with my experiences to make me who I am.

Trust is not the presence of lies or secrets, but rather the faith in pure intention.

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