WOW | What You Think

DO PEOPLE’S OPINIONS SHAPE YOUR BODY IMAGE?

Bisheshta Shrestha
Co-Founder, Gynabodh Research and Development Services

As much I would like to say that it doesn’t impact me, it does. From a very young age, I have always been shamed for not meeting society’s bi-standard which has conditioned me to hate my body. This conditioning is hard to break out from, there are days when my feminist guard is high and I scream “my body, my choice” and there are days when I feel like I am not happy with the way I look. Hence, every day I try to love myself a little, appreciate what I have, and try to break free from the vicious cycle.