Yupp, in order to maintain some degree of religious conservatism.
By the sounds of it- you’re already like me in a lot of ways! I actually feel like I look ultra Bengali, cause sometimes I see people and I’m just like 0-0 you look just like me…but different…*identity crisis*
Confidence comes from within (cliche) so you need to take the time to care yourself every day. This could be as simple as buying yourself a new makeup item or clothing, or doing a face mask, or having a bubble bath. When you self-care your confidence increases because you’re taking active steps to recognize you’re “worthy”. I think my confidence really improved when I made active efforts to self-care. Thank you for your message and support. Stay beautiful.