“I’ve got a life and it’s beautiful,” writes author and teacher Fiza Pathan.
Beyond our conditioned response to what we are taught to see as beautiful is Beauty.
Not just size, or colour, shape or disabilty… behind every face is a unique mind and heart.
I was not always a plus size woman. I used to be just around 45 kgs with a waist line that always measured 24”. However, due to health issues which were far beyond my control, I started gaining tremendous amount of weight by the time I was 20 years old. By the time I passed out of Degree College at the age of 21, I weighed 78 kgs with a hell of a lot of water retention due to severe hormonal imbalance. I tried everything I could to reduce: yoga, aerobics, gyming, walking, jogging, a strict diet you name it…but nothing helped reduce my weight as my health issues worsened.
Today, I weigh 106 kgs and have a waist line measuring 50”.
But am I saddened or troubled by that fact?
Do I always think about how I can reduce?
Do I kill myself with a strict diet?
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