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Don’t value your body over your being

body-positivity

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.

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Mpule Kwelagobe (Miss Universe 1999) || Image credits: Indian and World Pageant

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:


“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.”

Demi Leigh Nel Peters (Miss Universe 2017)
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Demi Leigh Nel Peters (Miss Universe 2017) || Image credits: CBN News

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.

My perspective:

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.

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I love these sheet masks from Organic Harvest

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.

Thanks for reading. Please give me your honest feedback.Thank you for supporting me as always and stay tuned for my next blog-post

Note: It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 30 other bloggers are celebrating Women’s Day with a twist. I thank  Ujjwal Mishra who blogs at https://mywordsmywisdomblog.wordpress.com/  for introducing me. She blogs about mums life. I would also take the opportunity to introduce Kavitha Mohanlal who blogs at https://rawandfreshflavours.com . She blogs about parenting and motherhood.

 

Disclaimer: I have written this post as a part of #UnapologeticGirlz Blogathon hosted by @mylittlemuffin_mom @mommyvoyage and @themomsagas, sponsored by @kaurageousyou.

18 thoughts on “Don’t value your body over your being

  1. Always good to read your posts. Makes me feel happy and strong on inside. Good work. Keep on going. All the best buddy

  2. Hi Aritro. Very well written post. Self care is very important in todays age of extreme stressers. Kudos to you for being strong and ignoring other peoples opinions. That is the right way to go. Keep writing.
    P.S Im a geologist too 🙂

  3. It’s always a pleasure to read your full of positivity posts. There are many stereotypes attached to shopping & self-care which make these look like girlish things but as you said males are not being banned from shopping so yes people should keep chill. Same goes with self-care. Just be comfortable in your own skin. Keep doing the great work.

  4. Aritro, this is a lovely article. So simply and beautifully you have put across your point. I am all about #bodypositivity and being a positive person. Glad I came across your blog. Good one!

  5. I totally agree with you.
    Its all about being comfortable in your skin and not care about external factors much and definitely not let it influence you.

  6. “Our Indian jurisdiction hasn’t banned male population from spending more time in shopping malls hence, chill out!” This was the best thing i read today! 😁😁😁 You are absolutely right! One should not judge others and also should not get bothered by others judgements!

  7. I agree being comfortable in your own skin is super important. Taking care of yourself is not a crime and should not be associated with certain gender. I proudly say my husband also takes care of his skin and he should because who wants to look older than his age.

  8. No doubt a lot of Taboo has been associated with Male lifestyle especially in Indian society. I really like your confidence and strong determination to live your life to the fullest. Keep it going

  9. I absolutely loved the way you have built this story. Start was fab and the end was special. Everyone has right to live life in their own way. So do it without worrying about anything.

  10. It’s really great dear. Honestly didn’t expect such post from a gen x college goers. It sounds great that after study you are maintaining a blog also. Let people talk more about you coz they don’t have any work and they feel jealous about you.
    Girls play with dolls, boys can’t cry, girls love shopping…Where these all are written? More power to you. And all the very best for your future

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