The Difference Between Cultural Appreciation and Appropriation

Appreciating other cultures is necessary in understanding and connecting to the world around us, but appreciation can quickly become appropriation if you aren’t thinking. In the article “How to culturally appreciate and not culturally appropriate,” Dazed delineates the differences between the two—like getting henna done for Coachella or for your south Asian friend’s wedding—and explains why the difference is significant, and crucial to get right.