Feminism has become the hottest topic of the town. Ever since Bollywood stars have frankly spoken about their feminist opinions the topic has been the part of the headlines of journals.
Recently Sonam Kapoor also spoke about her past incidences which had made her think about the society’s cultures and beliefs. She talked about how women have to deal with her body. In a heartfelt essay for a BuzzFeed, India Sonam spoke about her previous incidence.
She was casually being called Kaali at Family Gathering
“Like every girl, I spent many nights through adolescence leaning into my bedroom mirror, wondering why my body looked nothing like it should. Why does my belly crease? Why do my arms jiggle? Why am I not fair? Why are there dark patches under my eyes? Why am I taller than boys my age? Do stretch marks ever go away? Will this cellulite stay forever? “Itni lambi, itni kaali,” a relative casually let slip at a family gathering. “Shaadi kaun karega?” It confirmed that my greatest insecurities were well-founded.”
I Wanted to Become Thin and had Gone for Unhealthy Measures
“Nobody lines up to buy tickets to see cellulite. So I embarked on a series of unhealthy behaviours. I dieted serially; sometimes South Beach, other times Atkins. Once, in desperation, I tried a diet that had me eating pineapples all day. I pushed myself too hard at spin classes, did power yoga for hours at a stretch, and developed an unhealthy relationship with food. Some weeks, desperate to drop a couple of kilos, I would simply not eat.”
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My Female Friends have Let me Throughout a Happy Journey
“The problem is in mainstream culture’s rigid definitions of female beauty. The solution, for me, has been in the women I know. It’s been a decade since I entered the film industry with my awful self-esteem in tow and, thanks to the female support I’ve had throughout, that self-esteem is in a healthier place now.”
Wow! Thank you, Sonam Kapoor, for such a motivational and heartwarming excerpts.