It’s sad, but true that we are raised in a society which pre-loads our brains with ideas of how one thing is perfect and the rest doesn’t matter. In the context of being plus size, it can’t be more true. If you have been following us then you sure have read our stand on plus size and body shaming.
Talk about Bollywood and the image in anyone’s mind would be made up of colorful backdrops, muscular heroes and perfectly figured women. We are all used to these standards of beauty, even in real lives. All that it takes to break free from these standards and ideas of perfection is a voice. A voice, which cuts through the bullshit and talks the truth. A voice, which echoes with everyone. Recently, one such voice which came out in support of “The Plus Size” is that of Zarine Khan.
Zareen has time and again been attacked on social media for her body & being a plus size.
Yesterday, she spoke her heart out on Instagram and shared how she fought body shamers and reached where she is in life.
Came across these pics of mine from school and college days. (White one was in std 9th & pink one was right after my std 12th exams). Whn I look at these pics I feel proud of myself today not tht I felt any lesser abt myself back then. Inspite of being so big I never let ppl’s comments or ideas abt me bother me. Bcoz it’s my life and my body and only I hav the right to decide wht I’m gonna do with it. Then one day I decided let me try how it feels to b a little lighter and hence started my weight loss journey. It wasn’t easy at all bt everytime I looked at the Progress in the mirror I got the push to do more. I had lots more energy than before and I was loving every bit of this new person I was transforming into. Whn I became a part of this industry, I had lost all my weight … Infact I was asked to put on weight Fr my first film to look the character. Unfortunately I was criticised to no end Fr my weight bt again I never let tht get to me. How cud I ? Those ppl had not seen me like the way I am in these pics here. And Fr me everything was jus an achievement to reach frm where I was to where I am. I continued on my fitness journey irrespective Bcoz fitness Fr me is a way of life now. Along with the weight loss came a lot of stretch marks bt instead of feeling ashamed of it and trying to hide it , I believe in flaunting it . It makes me feel like a tigress with her stripes. I have come a long way in this journey of fitness and I still hav a long way to go… Bt it’s always been only Fr myself and not Bcoz of ppl shaming me ! #IWillBeMe #MondayMotivation #SayNoToBodyShaming #LoveYourself
She says “I was criticized to no end for my weight but again I never let that get to me. How cud I? I continued on my fitness journey irrespective because fitness for me is a way of life now. Along with the weight loss came a lot of stretch marks but instead of feeling ashamed of it and trying to hide it, I believe in flaunting it. It makes me feel like a tigress with her stripes. I have come a long way in this journey of fitness and I still have a long way to go… But it’s always been only fr myself and not because of people shaming me”
What could we say more! Full power to you Zarine and for people who are still thinking, WTF is Plus Size? read here