#InternationalWomensDay – Making Our Scars Our Pride

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Scars come in different forms. They may be physical ones that affect the way we view ourselves or they may be emotional ones that people might never see.

But psychical scars can manifest as emotional ones and have a negative impact on our lives. Emotions surrounding physical scars can also leak over into the emotional and psychological and cause significant self-image issues and lower self-confidence.

This is more apparent in women. Being always pressurized to have and portray the perfect body image and judged more for their looks than anything else they do in their lives, exposing an imperfection is beyond our normal levels of self-acceptance.

Padma Lakshmi Time 100 Gala, Arrivals, New York, USA - 25 Apr 2017
Photo by Stephen – Shutterstock

But today more and more women on social media have started to take their power back and embrace their scars and imperfections because they don’t take anything away from who they are.

Conversations around scars, stretch marks, and other skin imperfections have begun to make their way into public conversations about the body and how it is represented and shown to the world and is giving women a platform to share their stories.

While Padma Lakshmi has always been open about the scar on her arm, recently Sonali Bendre and Tahira Kashyap have come forward to celebrate their victory in their war against cancer by flaunting their wound marks.

From dark circles to stretch marks, to burn marks and scars – every mark is the proof of what a woman’s body goes through to achieve something. The definition of flawless beauty is completely flawed.

Celebrate this Women’s Day by accepting your scars, love them, and be proud of them. They are not your fault lines. Make it the symbol of your strength.

pallavi



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