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International Women's Day: Watch this graceful dancer putting bodyshamers in their place

We are bombarded today with images of the ‘perfect’ woman. She is usually tall and willowy, weighing at least 20 percent less than what her height requires. She rarely looks older than 25, has no visible flaws on her skin, her hair and clothes are always immaculate. One ‘perfect woman’ looks pretty much like the next; she is essentially cloneable, interchangeable, and disposable. In fact, quite often she is presented in bits and pieces like a mannequin – a torso, some legs, and shapely buttocks – completing the assembly.

This has inevitably created a whole generation of women with body dysmorphia who think they are too fat or too weird looking.

Many women feel they don’t measure up when it comes to their looks and body weight. Karishma Chavan, a professional choreographer, tells her story of body shaming, rejection, and the art of overcoming it gracefully.

Updated Date: Mar 07, 2017 10:52 AM

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