Episode 9 | Being White in India
“Cultural adaptation is something that should be done slowly and mindfully.
In this, you gain a deeper respect for the people and in those relationships you fence yourself off from disrespectfully appropriating.”
-Jessica on “Being White in India”
What is it like to be a foreigner in India? What about a person who stands out like a sore thumb? In this episode, Jessica shares a bit of our backstory of getting married in the US then returning to India as a family. She also dives into what it is like to be a white person outside of the international, mega cities of India and how white privilege affects her life every day.
What is the line between cultural appropriation and cultural adaptation? What can we take on as foreigners and what should be off limits as cultural appropriation or racism?
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The Invisible India Podcast’s opening and closing music is performed by Christopher Hale on Sitar and Ed Hanley on Tabla.