One can only imagine why not-so-privileged young girls try to terminate their pregnancies with unscientific DIY methods because they could not find a doctor who could end their suffering with a simple procedure just because they are unmarried
Surashri Rahane suffers from limb-length discrepancy for which she underwent a series of procedures. The effort did not pay off as three years later, her family was told that they had been just partially successful. Then they took a collective decision to give up any attempt to ‘fix’ her body and ensure she got the best life with what she had. And she went places despite her physical limits
For Deepika Singh, her workplace became her sanctuary, where she could finally be herself. She didn’t have to run away from anyone, hide herself to look slimmer or not be seen at all. She was assigned challenging tasks and was valued because she aced them
I like men with an unkempt beard. Does that mean I have a beard fetish? No one accused anyone of liking beards, not one bearded man was upset that people liked them for their facial hair and not for the person they were. So, why should I worry that people were being drawn towards me for my not-that-unusual-now body type?
Self-image is about respecting yourself and not hiding your choices. A tourism ad in Spain may have promoted size-inclusivity but it will normalise only when you have the courage and confidence to be at peace with your own warts, says Deepika Singh
Deepika Singh writes: The men I met through the apps certainly turned out to be better people than those I had met ‘organically’. I stopped being apologetic about my weight and realised I was attractive in my own unique way.
"One may say that Will Smith, Jada's husband, smacking Chris Rock right across the face is an act steeped in patriarchy, which maybe it is, but is picking on a bald woman in a room that has no dearth of bald men, not patriarchy too?"