From a football-like face to a cricket pitch for a MATHAAAA, I've heard it all while growing up. As a young girl who was easily influenced by these negative voices, I'd wear bangs all year round and avoid making a high pony tail. Kia din thaay woh bhi jeb hum bachay thaay 🙏 per log bhi genuinely ajeeb thaay! Eventually I learnt to outgrow these voices by sustaining on the positive words whispered to me by my dear ones. And today I'm a grown ass woman who is just happy with herself cuz logon ka kaam hai kehna! Thank you @aaminasheikh
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In school they used to say ‘you have a hockey field for a forehead aamina’ and I used to find that hilarious! Even now I find myself quoting that when notable designers, directors, photographers, makeup artists, colleagues would admire it...many for tv to this day suggest that I cover it as ‘its too big aamina, it makes your face look strange,’ and ‘don’t tie your hair so tightly back as it’ll further recede your hairline and you can not afford that.’ I totally get it and take it with my stride, even take their suggestions manyatimes BUT not for a second do I allow these voices to create any kind of complex in me. These voices have never hindered me AT ALL...and I’d like to share why?
Because during my upbringing, my parents, my siblings, my homeground—they NEVER made any such comments. Such observations of one’s physical appearance was NEVER a topic of concern in the home while growing up—it was almost always about education, about developing life skills and traits, acha khana, acha pina, acha sona, timings, discipline etc. the only concerns in the household were matters that would later help us steer our lives successfully in a balanced and healthy way. That’s it !
Home really is the breeding ground of one’s sense of self. Please be mindful, create that nest, that safe space and respectfully raise your children to be able to take the shame out of body shaming ! It begins with YOU !
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