Over the years, women have been subjected to multiple stereotypes when it comes to beauty- you’re not slim enough, you’re not fair enough, your lips aren’t plump enough, your hair isn’t shiny enough and so on. Even if a woman reaches the moon, flies a fighter jet or becomes the CEO of a company, they are victims of beauty stereotypes and expected to look pretty everywhere.
But many women have shattered these stereotypes and have defied gender roles as the world watched in awe.
From embracing their plus size bodies to proving that abs aren’t just for men, here’s a look at 7 fierce women who are an inspiration to all the women:
Harnaam Kaur suffers from polycystic ovaries that have caused her facial hair to grow. From being bullied for her facial hair to becoming an activist and role model for millions of young girls, Harnaam has come a long way!
Plus size blogger Aashna Bhagwani is curvy and proud! She keeps telling her followers to love themselves and love their bodies. We love her for spreading body positivity. You go, girl!
Yashmeen Manak broke all the desi stereotypes when she won the bronze medal in the Miss Asia Bodybuilding Competition. This badass lady now runs a gym in Gurgaon and trains more than 300 boys and girls every month! Who says abs are just for the boys?!
Bani J’s tatted and ripped body is a perfect example of ‘girls can do what the hell ever they want!’ Bani has been a source of inspiration for many young girls and boys to hit the gym and is a perfect ambassador for ‘body positivity’.
Lizzie, who was born with an extremely rare congenital disease called Marfanoid–progeroid–lipodystrophy syndrome, was once given the title of the ‘world’s ugliest women’ by some cynical members of society. She learnt to love and accept her body the way she is and is now a motivational speaker, author, and YouTuber!
Kaitlyn is a 22-year-old who lost four limbs and more than half of her skin to bacterial meningitis. She became an Instagram star after her makeup video went viral. She is inspiring thousands of kids with her courageous story. Hats off, Kaitlyn!