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This Woman Imagined Desi Women As Hollywood Romcom Leads And We Need To Make This Happen

Take my money and make this happen.

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"In the last few years — and especially in recent months — we've started to see a lot more South Asians in pop culture. But by always presenting straight, white women as brown mens' love interests, shows like Master of None and films like The Big Sick tend to exclude brown women or present them as burdensome, caricatured, and unattractive options. So, I imagined what it would have been like if the romcoms I grew up with featured anyone who looked like me, and the idea for the illustrations was born," Rao told BuzzFeed.


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