By: Hina Zafar
Do I need society’s permission to seek my joy? Do I need the society to love me for myself to love who I am? Do I need to starve myself to have the mere acceptance as an eligible figure to survive in the society? Do I have to work my ass off at the gym just to make sure I have that perfect combination of muscles and fats as is perfect enough to please the not-so-perfect society?
Do I need to spend hours trying to lighten my skin for the very those who have the darkest of the souls?
YES!! I heard you! While you must be wondering how it has not been only you secretly fretting about how imperfect your body is to please the ever-so-unhappy-society, let me tell you: YOU ARE PERFECT IN YOUR SKIN AND FAT! Own those fats and that dark skin because that’s not all that defines you, you are much more, worth much more and capable of much more.
So the next time anyone tries to body shame you, tell them: I am who I am, take it or leave it!
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”
And trust me Girls, there is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.
So all my smart and ever so powerful ladies, lets fight it together! Together we will be over these very unrealistic standards! Together we will shine! For every single one of us is perfect in our own way.