Did you hear the news about a BBA student from Mysuru, who committed suicide after she suffered excessive hair fall due to a failed hair straightening treatment?
Are you shocked? We are not.
It is bound to happen in a society, where beauty has been promoted as:
“fair complexioned, narrow waist but wider hips and breasts, large eyes, full red lips, and long black hair”
But do we have any hope to change the centuries-old mindset of our society? Ofcourse!
In the middle of this news, Sonali Bendre, who is battling cancer, shared on her Instagram channel – the most powerful posts on the internet that are breaking the beauty myths – that show the real meaning of Beauty.
The actress’ latest Instagram post is all about loving one’s self and self-acceptance. Recently, she posted multiple images on the internet that not only reflect her courage but also a tight slap in the face of our society – that preaches women that they can look beautiful only if they have glowing skin and long hair.
Her picture where she is sporting a completely bald head is a sign of true beauty.
The true beauty – which is much deeper than glowing skin and long hair
The beauty of her unbreakable soul
The beauty of her “Never Give Up” attitude
The True Beauty – The True Sunshine
How the dark clouds of life will cover you when you are your own sunshine!
She says the beauty is not about looking good – it is about feeling good.
“No one can tell you what’s right or wrong for you.
When I was testing out the hair wigs, I had a brief moment of self-doubt. ‘Am I vain for wanting to look good?’ As part of the entertainment industry, you’re always expected to look good. Maybe that has been ingrained in me? But then I gave it a thought and realized I like looking good for me. If I’m in the mood to wear a scarf, I will.
If I want to walk around bald and free, I will.
Only you know what would make you feel good, and what works best for you…”
Hope as a society we would learn a thing or two about beauty from Sonali and her courageous struggle.
If we don’t learn then who will?
And If we don’t learn now then when?
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