Body positivity is important in this era of body shaming where people spare more than fifteen minutes of their precious time in demeaning others on the basis of physical appearance.
At this very stance, what you need the most is being confident about yourself. You should know that the world is blessed with the diversity of human beings. Every single individual is beautiful in his/her own way. Numerous black ladies like Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana, Chelsi Smith of USA, Leila Lopes of Angola, etc. won the prestigious title of Miss Universe. They aced towards the path of success using self-confidence, body positivity, hard work, and determination to uncover the veil.
See what Demi Leigh Nel Peters (Miss Universe 2017) answered during her final question. She was asked by Steve Harvey: “What quality in yourself are you most proud of and how will you apply that quality to your time as Miss Universe?” Here’s the winning answer:
Demi Leigh Nel Peters (Miss Universe 2017)
“As Miss Universe, you have to be confident in who you are as an individual. A Miss Universe is a woman who has overcome many fears and by that, she is able to help other women overcome their fears. She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for. And I think that is exactly who I am.”
I have always been made aware of the usage of certain articles and outfits which make me look like a certain individual. But as a rebel, I have always defied such laws of nature and created my own norms. Your own well being and body positivity makes you feel comfortable. Be yourself. Be the way you are.
Empowerment doesn’t lie in wearing branded outfits or purchasing high-end products. Rather, it lies in, how you are able to influence people around the globe, with such materialistic commodities.
Are we responsible for paying off someone else’s fees? Well, of course not! We are independent, new-age adults who know how to work hard with sincerity, dedication, and determination to win accolades. We should not be dependent on someone else’s judgment unless and until it helps us in a true sense.
While I was in tenth grade, people used to make fun of my tummy, the way I walked, the way I talked, making friends of the opposite sex and what not! There were certain moments where I genuinely felt down. But I believe in soaring high. Hence, I used to reply them straight away with clear annotations that, neither I am paying their bills, nor I am liable to listen to their orders to enhance my physical appearance.
I am pursuing my graduation these days alongside teaching and counseling students and blogging, but the spirit of bullying hasn’t turned back. One can always find my colleagues, classmates, and friends make fun of me, when I post pictures, wearing face masks or spend too much time in dressing up/shopping, as it sounds more like a “Girly” act. As I have grown up, I know myself better than anyone else. Taking care of your own self isn’t a crime. Our Indian jurisdiction hasn’t banned male population from spending more time in shopping malls hence, chill out!
A concluding piece of advice: Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.
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Disclaimer: I have written this post as a part of #UnapologeticGirlz Blogathon hosted by @mylittlemuffin_mom @mommyvoyage and @themomsagas, sponsored by @kaurageousyou.