Charithra Chandran says 

colorism made her 'avoid the sun!'

Charithra Chandran, who stars on the show Bridgeton, is talking more about how colorism affected her, like how it made her avoid the sun.

“I spent my whole life going outside with a hat on or being fully covered up so I didn’t tan,” Chandran said.

“This is the first time in my life that I walked out and I was like, ‘I can feel it. I can tan.’ And I can feel beautiful.

“All you want to do is fit in. And for me that meant rejecting everything that made me special, everything about my culture.

In an interview with Teen Vogue, she told the truth about how her family treated her because of her skin color.

“No one let me forget that I was dark-skinned growing up. Whenever we’d go around in India, they’d always say, ‘Oh, you’d be pretty if you had your grandmother’s coloring.’

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