Gayatri Bahl (@gayatribahl)

No More Boxes (part 3) “It takes courage to question your own perceptions. Especially when they are validated every day by our culture.” - The Queen’s Code

We are forging a new way of living that’s different from our parents with no prior connections or hookups.
We studied medicine, engineering, economics, and architecture.
We deviated from a set path to follow our hearts and fulfill our creative minds.
We stepped out of the mold and into living the life of a creative.
We would rather keep going and fail than be “comfortable” and wonder “what if...”
We’ve taken a leap into the unknown and are daring Hollywood and the whole industry to do the same.
It’s time.

Us: @gayatribahl, @melaniechandra, @surinajindal, @reemasampat
Photography : @saunakspace
Makeup & Hair: @stylebysusmita
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Gayatri Bahl (@gayatribahl)

"Let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. So here’s to all the writers, the people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman..." -@violadavis
#nomoreboxes

Photography : @saunakspace
Makeup & Hair: @stylebysusmita

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Gayatri Bahl (@gayatribahl)

No More Boxes (Part 2)

We are specific and unique. But the majority of our casting breakdowns read: Muslim. Wears a hijab. Conservative, pretty, smart, comes from a good background. Parents want to arrange her marriage. BLAND. How many shades of personality are there for our white counterparts?

The next level up is “ethnically ambiguous,” which means we’re auditioning with anyone who “isn’t white.” This is an easy way out.
Instead of slapping ethnically ambiguous on a breakdown and considering oneself progressive, why not write specifically rich female characters who HAPPEN to be ethnic along with their other plentiful individual traits. Our ethnicity should be used as an asset and not as a crutch. •
We are capable of more than filling the diversity quota. We are leading ladies.

We're American. First generation. We don't need to comment on our culture constantly because we don't do that in real life anyway.
We don’t all fit in one box.

Us: @reemasampat, @surinajindal, @gayatribahl, @melaniechandra
Photography : @saunakspace
Makeup & Hair: @stylebysusmita -
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#actors #actresses #southasian #portraitshoot #pursuitofportraits #makingit #speakingup #allamerican #indianactor #indianactresses #indian #inspiration #create #makeart #produce #create #films #cinema #diversity #diversityinhollywood #hollywoodglam #black #gold #american #ethnic #nomoreboxes #womenincomedy #womenintv
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