Women’s Day: Embracing Physicality – Let’s Love The Natural Way Our Curves And Lips Are
Beauty comes in all packages and we need to understand it, NOW!
Why my nose is beautiful only when it’s a certain way? Where is it written my lips are ideally well-shaped only when they are plumped in a certain manner? Did they ever define the perfect size of breasts in the entire fashion history? Tactfully and technically, the answer is a big no! Then why do we chase defined norms of physical beauty? Is there any essential change that desperately needs to be introduced to provide a robust ground for feminism, it is in the ways the idea of a perfect physical beauty is perceived and unconsciously forced on women by the people including women themselves.
Look at this photo of Sonam Kapoor,
Even for the so-called fashion icons, their lashes are not as unnaturally long and dense as they look onscreen because it is the fake products. There are layers of makeup and color palettes behind those picture-perfect faces because nobody looks that insanely perfect in real life. And it is time we stop falling for this destructive trap of false beauty norms and accept ourselves as well as each other in our natural self.
Applying makeup or using certain beauty products must not be frowned upon, but it shouldn’t also incur an unnecessary pressure on you to look a certain way all time in an attempt to be appreciated. What should really be frowned upon is the belittling of women for their physical features and appearance. The most recent example is here to understand that how easy it is not to give in to any pressure and change your physicality for anyone. Tiffany Haddish! She made a dared choice to wear her expensive outfit not only twice but multiple times. When after wearing it first in the premiere of her movie ‘Girls Trip’, her fellow stars tried to talk her out of making this tabooed fashion move, she fiercely replied that the dress cost more than her mortgage and she will never shy away from repeating it multiple times. When she again donned it in Oscars ‘18, she even went ahead to team them up with comfy flats because why not. Learning from it, we should all break the stereotypes of beauty and fashion enforced by the society one at a time. It should only and always be about your own choice, comfort, and confidence.
Beauty comes in all packages, colors, heights, weights, and shapes. Beauty doesn’t lie in the eyes of the beholder. It lies in your own eyes, if you are beautiful for yourself, the entire world is beautiful. You should never care about the beholder. And that’s the change our society and we as women need to empower ourselves as a whole.