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28 Struggles All Australian-Indian Girls Definitely Went Through Growing Up

Getting teased for wearing henna but now it's ~festival fashion~.

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1. You always had to deal with annoying questions from people like “where are you REALLY from?"

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“I’m from Australia!” “No, but where are you REALLY from?” Ugh. I WAS BORN HERE YOU DUMBASS.

2. You had to take a week off school to attend any family friend’s wedding.

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All of a sudden your parents turned a blind eye to academic success because JASMEET AUNTY IS GETTING MARRIED!!

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6. And your friends' parents listened to The Beatles while yours listened to Mohammed Rafi.

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You probably didn't even listen to western music until you were, like, five.

8. When you wanted to go to the beach with your friends, you had to pack a cardigan or wide-brimmed hat to avoid being yelled at.

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10. For your family, the time of year for present-giving was Diwali or Vaisakhi.

but on diwali i get so much raw cash its better than presents

Christmas Day? You sat at home and did nothing while your friends were having a family lunch at the beach.

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16. You always erupted in a fit of laughter during the scene in Bend It Like Beckham when Jess hugs Jules and the aunty rides by thinking she’s kissing a boy.

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20. You wanted to get your nose pierced to look edgy and cool, but really it just made you look more Indian.

Gonna pierce my nose for my 18th birthday idc how indian I'll look IDC IDC IDC

At least you can authentically rock the nose chain on your wedding day!

21. Henna was something you got teased for at school.

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“Why do your fingers look like carrots?” WELL NOW YOU’RE WEARING HENNA TO SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS AREN’T U BISH?

23. You also got teased for having thick brows, even though now they're a makeup trend.

Thank goodness you didn't thin them down in the '00s like everyone else.

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24. Brown kids gravitating towards the other brown kids was normal in every school.

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And referring to each other as “curries” but getting offended when your white friends did the same.

26. Once you hit the age of 18, you constantly had to hide from taxi drivers on the way home from the club.

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Every Indian knows every Indian and they will FOR SURE tell your mum about what a mess you were.

27. Calling every brown adult “uncle” or “aunty” was totally normal.

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From the uncle who worked with your nana in Uganda, to the lady who came from the same Punjabi village as your mum.

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