‘Growing up, I wanted to be white’: How Bollywood dance helped this artist embrace her culture

 
'Growing up, I wanted to be white': How Bollywood dance helped this artist embrace her cultureSource: CBC Arts by Jorden Lee and Nile Goveia

Shereen Ladha learned to be proud of her South Asian heritage through dance

The Toronto dancer Shereen Ladha has grown to feel incredibly proud of her South Asian identity — but when she was young and living in a community where there was very little diversity, she felt alone. “Life would be so much easier if I just fit in, if I was white,” she remembers thinking.

In this video directed by YouTube creators Jorden Lee and Nile Goveia, Ladha opens up about her journey from those difficult childhood times to her cultural pride today.

Read more – Dated: March 14, 2017

 

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