Ladies: delicate and meek. Gentlemen: muscular and robust.
Hold up, who decides this? Who the hell gets to describe how we behave? How do we look? Who gets to decide our adjectives?!
Bollywood has forever perpetuated the image of its heroines been damsels in distress and chikni chamelis, gyrating in their mini skirts and lehengas. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, it is how all women are. No? Why are the strong women, the tomboys, the not-so-girly girls treated as outcasts? Why do girls have to be Barbie dolls with perfect figures, perfectly done hair and painted faces? Here’s when Bani J, the rebel, comes into the scene with her 6 packs, her tattooed skin, and her dreadlocks to challenge the norms of Bollywood.
When Bani started sharing pictures of her workouts, of her journey to becoming a strong, independent, downright badass woman, people started trolling her. They told her to look more feminine, to behave like a girl, to stop gyming. She didn’t care and became the beast she is today, proving that a woman can be what the hell ever she wants to be, and look how the hell ever she wants to.
These reasons make Bani J a real fashionista because she’s all about loving yourself and being comfortable in your own skin. Muscles, no muscles, chubby, skinny, tattoos, no tattoos- just love yourself the way you are. Check out some of her pictures that took Instagram by storm:
More power to you, Bani!
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