Sana Javeli KadriBorn and raised in Mumbai, he has always loved spices but never liked the system. It’s what she used to be,” she says. So she now lives in Oakland, California, Diaspora Inc.“A big, bold dream is to grow a radically new, delicious and fair spice trade.” Here, Sana shares cool eyeliner tricks and face masks that blew her mind. increase…
first tell us Diaspora Inc..
Five years ago we started with one spice. Pragati Turmeric — and now we source 30 Single Origin Spices From 150 farms in India and Sri Lanka. We offer our customers really fresh products and teach them about the culture behind those spices.
How did you start your company?
The first two years were the hardest. At that time, the mistake affected me very deeply and ruined my day. I didn’t know. Now I’m the CEO and we have a great team. And I realized that our worth and goodness in the world is not determined by the results of our work within capitalism.We celebrated his 5th anniversary in August. It’s been a long time coming.
When did you fall in love with food?
My father ran a mango orchard on the outskirts of Mumbai. I couldn’t believe that you could take a small seed and grow it into a tree that would bear fruit. It still seems magical. During high school and college, I worked farming in olive orchards and on campus farms.
How would you describe your relationship with beauty?
I grew up in Mumbai in the 90’s and I feel like I had that colonial hangover of wanting to be whiter, thinner and more British.being a curvy brown girl No Target. When I was a kid, I looked in the mirror and thought I was so ugly. The perception of beauty in the media really got to me.
It’s so hard and I think it’s a very common feeling for women of color. When did you realize that Western standards aren’t that’s all beauty standards?
In college, I took a photography class that focused on the history of the self-portrait, and my assignment included taking a self-portrait. The process of having to film myself in an academic and intellectual context was a very liberating experience. I graduated from a class that loved taking pictures of myself. And now I completely own my look!I have number I’m not good at taking pictures or selfies.
What advice would you give to a brown girl who has trouble recognizing her beauty?
Growing up, I didn’t see many different types of beauty in the media. As a parent, you should focus on diversifying the content your children consume.I love everything of Akwaeke Emezi write; their Instagram is also great. gully boy My all time favorite Bollywood movie. Chakde!India — both have strong female leads.Also heart stopper It’s a queer teen romance that I wish I had grown up with!
Sana’s maternal grandmother
Who is your beauty icon?
Konkona Sensharma When Poona Jagannathan Both are so beautiful and have incredibly thoughtful and daring styles. I also draw inspiration from my grandmother who had iconic looks in the 50’s and 60’s. India became independent in 1947. Salis When churidalmy nani [maternal grandmother] An obstetrician-gynecologist, she wore a starchy crisp saree to work in the clinic.
What are the everyday items you swear by?
I use it every morning This salicylic acid cleanserthen put on sunscreen gel and dab some Lanige lip mask.
are you wearing any makeup?
I like the look of makeup, but I don’t like how it feels on my face. So I only wear it once or twice a month.On my base, just wear powder foundation When concealer. I start with Pure 4-in-1 powder foundation with nutmeg. Before using this brand, I thought powder foundations were old fashioned and dusty.However, the company’s employees allure store I recommend it and it’s the first foundation that matches my skin tone. When I was suffering from high levels of pigmentation, I covered my dark spots with concealer and then another foundation to cover my face with this hideous green. I went with a shade that was a tad darker. But finding a shade that actually matched my skin was life-changing.
When do you want to be glamorous?
When you want to look cute on the go, glossy cloud paint with a beam followed by hue glow highlighter at dusk. For the eyes, I apply brown eyeliner to my lower lash line. In particular, Kajal of Kulfi With Tiger Queen — Then frame the top lash line with a fun color. Kajal of Kulfi with purple pataca.Then swipe to exit the look Benefit’s They’re Real!mascara.
What a cool eyeliner combination. how about your lips?
I love Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lip in Beso — it’s Alexandria Ocasio Cortezred lip wreck!
How would you describe your relationship with hair?
In India, everyone seems to be aiming for straight black hair. Shaz & Kicks We have developed a line of hair care products specially formulated for South Asian hair.i love them pre-washIt’s the latest version of a hair care oil technique we do in India called. ChampiIt protects my hair and has a funky Indian smell that I appreciate. It smells like home.
what about the eyebrows?
When I was young, my mother wouldn’t let me Any Because the double standard that women had to be hairless drove her crazy. Whenever I try to persuade her to let me do her thread or wax, she always says, ‘Everyone has body hair. And I always say, ‘I can’t be a feminist. or?” I was thinking. Ultimately she relented, as she realized that feminism meant giving women the choice to do what they wanted.now i get them screwing Every few months when I am in India.
your mother is wonderful
I come from two generations of feminists. my grandmother One of India’s first obstetricians and gynecologists. She fought her father to attend her medical school.with my mom Father I have always been identified as a feminist. I greatly admire his father being a Mumbai based Indian father. When An outspoken feminist raising her daughter as a feminist.
Have you ever had a breakout?
When I was in my early 20s, my acne got worse, and even now, my skin gets rough when stress builds up.
Dealing with acne after high school seems common, but people rarely talk about it.
Helping me is a South Asian beauty influencer who talks about how acne affects our skin. But then I learned about hyperpigmentation and thought, ‘Oh, this happens to other people with my skin type. This video called Natasha Tarsan This thing made about turning our South Asian hyperpigmentation into smokey eyes makes me laugh!
Are there other Holy Grail discoveries?
Yes, I discovered South Asian beauty company Ranavat. saffron mask blew my mindIt has real saffron and a touch of luxury spreads across your face. After that my skin looks glowing and magical.
Last question: What is your beauty philosophy?
Beauty is rooted in culture and brown is beautiful. It may sound corny, but it’s counterintuitive to what I’ve absorbed growing up.
Thank you very much sana! Visit Diaspora pop-up shop In New York City this month if you will.
P.S. More women are sharing their beauty uniforms, including author Lindy West and celebrity chef Samin Nosrat.
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