SAMEERA REDDY : “I Am Uncomfortable With My Back Flab And Arms.” Talks About Body Positivity
Today with changing times, people across the world have embraced the concept of Body Positivity. Actor Sameera Reddy is championing the cause of ‘Body Positivity’ by showcasing her flaws and struggles on her social media account.
The actor in her latest Instagram post talks about her flaws and the things she is uncomfortable with. Captioning the collage of her ‘imperfectly perfect’ self she wrote,
“Which part of your body makes you most uncomfortable? Is it stretch marks? Loose skin? Belly? Acne? Thinning hair? White hair? Cellulite? For me, it’s my back flab and arms. I work on acceptance every day and it has taken me so long to embrace it. Your body is listening and every time you have a negative thought of how much you hate it, it’s only magnifying how bad you feel. The best exercise for body positivity is to look at the parts that you feel insecure with and be kind to yourself. Every day is like a mantra.”
Body Positivity is a social movement focused on empowering individuals no matter their physical weight or size, while also challenging how society presents and views the physical body. The movement advocates the acceptance of all bodies regardless of physical ability, size, gender, race, or appearance.
Beauty is a social construct. The Body Positivity movement aims to challenge these beauty standards set up the society and advocates that this construct should not determine one’s confidence and self-worth. People should love and embrace their bodies the way they are and not fall into the trap of the “Perfect Body” race. All body types, shapes, sizes, colors are beautiful. Body positivity also means enjoying the body you have and not beating yourself up over changes that happen naturally due to aging, pregnancy, or lifestyle choices.
Sameera Reddy quit her acting career post her wedding in 2013. In terms of work, she was last seen in the Kannada movie Varadhanayaka. She keeps her fans posted about her life through her social media accounts, where she talks about her struggle with motherhood and how she is embracing her ‘imperfectly perfect’ body every day.