For the longest time, society had set a standard of how people should look like. According to it, a woman who was skinny, fair, spotless and had shiny thick hair was considered beautiful. Everybody else who didn’t match that standard was ridiculed and shamed. Thankfully, recent years have been much about body-positivity and parts of our society are now more inclusive.
Which is why, when model Kendall Jenner posted pictures from her lingerie shoot, wearing a rather uncomfortable looking lingerie, people called it unrealistic.
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) February 12, 2021
One of such people was Tahira Kashyap. She took to Instagram to share a picture of herself and posted a body-positive message:
“Kendall and her tiny thong pictures are all over the internet and like many women I too wondered how is it freakin possible to look like that! The belly button is just a seductive slit or more like a kala tikka we put on kids and I don’t know how that tiny portion of cloth could hide her essentials especially down below.”
She then went on to narrate an incident which made her feel powerful about being bigger and weighing 69 kilos. When she saw herself in the mirror, she saw…
“I saw this 69kg (every kilo matters) woman (out of which 4 Kendall’s can be taken out) with strong limbs and bruises that she got yesterday by actually saving her puppy, her daughter and didi by jumping in the lift as the sensors weren’t working and it was closing its doors on the 3 of them who were waiting for my son to join. I stood there like the rock of Gibraltar (or at least in my head), squeezing the door ajar with all the strength I had and had the 3 of them get out of the senseless and sensorless elevator’s way while quickly pulling myself in the lift with them.”
She went on to add how grateful she is for her weight and how if she hadn’t had much of it, she wouldn’t have been able to save her loved ones.
“I felt quite heroic and grateful for this weight that I am trying to beat off, for had it not been for that, someone would have definitely gotten hurt! Grateful to you ass for quite literally saving all our asses!”
She ended her post with a body-positive note:
“Moral of the story, don’t wait for dysfunctional closed doors to open the way to love yourself a wee bit more.”
Have a look at her post here:
So, if you’re feeling sad about the few extra pounds that you might have gained, chances are that they’ll save you one day! Kudos to Tahira Kashyap for sharing a much-needed message.