Have you felt the burden of grossly unrealistic beauty standards set by society?
Even if you believe in the concept of loving one’s body irrespective of the flaws, you will definitely be reminded by one of those aunties to watch out for your weight, colour, hair or skin!
Every woman who believes in defying beauty standards goes through a tough time. But for moms, it is even tougher!
The motherhood comes with a lot of body changes – some of them are under our control but most of them aren’t. What is most disheartening is being body-shamed by your own friends, family or peers.
But, now many moms are controlling the conversation and taking a stand against body shaming and unrealistic beauty standards.
Most of these unrealistic beauty standards are dictated by our entertainment industry. It showcases celebrities so perfect and godly that people always find themselves ‘not enough’. And no wonders, even celebrities are under the pressure of glossing over every imperfection they have – either through photoshop or through cosmetic surgeries.
But, when a style icon like Malaika Arora known for setting fitness goals, flaunts her post-pregnancy stretch marks, it makes every woman stand up for herself!
Captioned “Au revoir”, Malaika posted a picture capturing the bidding farewell to the Maldives.
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Au revoir @niyamamaldives #iloveumaldives♥️
It showed her post-pregnancy stretch marks which many actors refrain from showing at all in the media!
And, here’s how strong women came forward to celebrate Malaika’s courageous message and shut down the negative voices