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I became preoccupied with "westernizing" my appearance, whether that be through wearing coloured contacts from time to time to feel more contextually and appropriately "beautiful", or, of course, slathering my face with cream from the pretty pink tube of Fair and Lovely in the hope my skin would magically get "fairer", like Snow White.
For me real invisibility began the day a young man called me 'aunty'. He was almost as old as me and I was mortified. I thought he was being cheeky and my first instinct was to call him 'uncle' and slap his face.