The unrealistic beauty standards weigh them down heavily giving rise to a whole generation of women hassled with the way they look.
So, in a community so fixated on fairness, where do women with vitiligo stand? Well the answer is, they don’t.
Since its invention in 1959, Barbie doll has been setting unrealistic beauty standards, influencing a lot of young girls around the world to believe that being 5’9”, weighing about 50 kilos, having F-cup breasts and stick thin limbs is the way to go!
The instances of online body shaming and bullying seem to have only increased, and hate has become a regular part of many online personalities' lives.
I do not claim that this dance form is the cure all for centuries of patriarchal oppression but belly dancing has definitely helped me appreciate myself and my body much more.
In 'Hunger', Roxane Gay traces the journey of her reclaiming her body as she makes it a fortress, that protects her and becomes her.
One of the most self-destructive problems India faces is the casual colourism that pervades every aspect of our cultural consciousness.
The system of colourism intersects with the caste system and creates structures that creates an unequal footing for the darker skinned.
The whole concept of losing weight because you love yourself so much that you want the best for yourself seems to completely go against the very definition of body positivity.
These South Asian artists shatter the notion of a woman exploring her own identity and sexuality as being narcissistic or self-obsessed.