I Shaved Half My Head — & This Is What I Look Like Now
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Shaving the left side of my head was a complex decision... but it was also incredibly easy to make. Simply put, I wanted a big change and decided to just go for it. However, that's not to say that as a South Indian woman I was able to completely avoid how my hair is undeniably tied to my femininity.

When it comes to Indian beauty standards, women are expected to have long, shiny, thick black hair. You don’t cut your hair short, you don’t dye your hair (unless it’s with henna), and you certainly...

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