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!
In the recent video, she accepted that she loves looking good. But, what she loves more is to be who she wants to be – when she wants to be.
She says the beauty is not about looking good – it is about feeling good.
Sonali shares in her Instagram post:
“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.
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