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Every Scar Has A Story

We see many of us etched with scars on our body, some people manage to live with it by hiding it under their clothes, they choose to wear long sleeves or high necks. Some find it difficult to hide their scars and hide instead. What makes them do it? Scars are proof that the person must have been through something terrible, isn’t it?  Honestly speaking, no one gets through this life without getting some scars laced on our skin which remains with us forever.

We all have some scar on our body, deeply engraved, reminding us of pain, betrayal,  a life-threatening decision taken in a fit of rage or as wonderful as giving birth to a new-born, a new life. What importance do scars have in life or what does it indicate to us?

Some scars are proof that you survived, some proof that you gave birth to another life, what is a life without some scars?  Scars are the proof you tried to fall in love, you tried to drive a car, you gave birth to a new life, you cook in the kitchen too often, you do some real hard work, you are involved in too much physically exerting activity.

Perhaps scars the proof of your existence. There is always something beautiful about the scars we carry on our body, that the harm is done, it’s over, the wound is healed and sealed, it only left behind a memory, that you had been to the place from where you managed to come back. Your scars are your daily reminder that you had the courage to survive and you are stronger than anything which caused you that scar.

We all get ourselves inked, a permanent tattoo and we admire them because we get to choose them and decorate them as alluring as we can, the only problem with a scar is they look ugly in the beginning, they occur on the space where they don’t belong to and we have to live with it. But if you learn to embrace the beauty behind the experience, you will learn to admire the importance of that scar and it will no longer be a tale of pain or sorrow for you but a moment of courage to overcome and survive. Wounds become beautiful when healed by love and the scars they leave are always cherished.

On this note, I leave you to figure out, what do you choose to do with your scars? Embrace it or curse it? Turn your scars into stars!

Love, Priyanka

 

 

Stay UNFAIR… Stay BEAUTIFUL.

Being a dark-skinned female,I have always experienced this dark color paradox bothering me during my teenage, girls with fair complexion were beautiful by default and darkly toned girls like me had to always face this color differentiation taboo and to cover up, my family and friends used to say although you are dark in color you have got sharp features,nice hair and you still look beautiful..

Unfortunately, this diversity in skin color has created a hierarchy of beauty – a hierarchy that tells you that the light-skinned people are the epitome of beauty, while the dark-skinned people fall at the bottom. Why only fair is lovely. I kept wondering.

I was unaware of this until I was in the seventh grade when I found out that my dark skin could put me in a tough spot and stunt my self-esteem.
My dark-skinned classmates ridiculed the color of my skin. One of them called me “Kaali Maa” I pretended I didn’t hear him and walked away. But I still remember that.
One more thing amused me was.. if a boy was dark in color .. he was addressed as Dark and handsome but for the girl again the rules were different.

In the tenth grade, when I was attending a relative’s marriage, my grandmother said why do you wear light colors? You look more dark in it..and I had nothing to say.
I hated wearing white and black. I hated taking pictures in a room that wasn’t well-lit because I knew that while the faces of all my fair-skinned relatives/friends would show up in the picture, mine wouldn’t.

Then came the era where finally Dark was IN… the term “DUSKY beauty” was evolved and it gave us due consideration… our skin tone was recognized finally.
Thanks to all the dark skin Supermodels, Actresses. But by this time, one thing I had realized was that even if it did not matter to you personally the people around you will never let you take it easy. They make it a big deal..people in India have got this unfair obsession with the lighter skin, as if it is in our hands to choose the skin color shades of our wish.

But as I said Stay Unfair, Stay beautiful…it means it is all about our attitude and how do we look at our self. It is only YOU who can bring out the best in you and trust me you will outshine!!

You are beautiful!! Be You!!

Priyanka

#virtualsiyahi

Stay UNFAIR.. Stay BEAUTIFUL..

Being a dark-skinned female,I always experienced this dark color paradox bothering me during my teenage, girls with fair complexion were beautiful by default and dark toned girls like me had to always face this color differentiation thing and to cover up my family and friends used to say although you are dark in color you have got sharp features,nice hair and you are beautiful..

Unfortunately, this diversity in skin color has created a hierarchy of beauty – a hierarchy that tells you that the light-skinned people are the epitome of beauty, while the dark-skinned people fall at the bottom. Why only fair is lovely. I kept wondering.

I was unaware of this until I was in the seventh grade when I found out that my dark skin could put me in a tough spot and stunt my self-esteem.
My dark-skinned classmates ridiculed the color of my skin. One of them called me “Kaali Maa” I pretended I didn’t hear him and walked away. But I still remember that.
One more thing amused me was.. if a boy was dark in color .. he was addressed as Dark and handsome but for the girl again the rules were different.

In the tenth grade, when I was attending a relative’s marriage, my grandmother said why do you wear light colors? You look more dark in it..and I had nothing to say.
I hated wearing white and black. I hated taking pictures in a room that wasn’t well-lit because I knew that while the faces of all my fair-skinned relatives/friends would show up in the picture, mine wouldn’t.

Then came the era where finally Dark was IN… the term “DUSKY beauty” was evolved and it gave us due consideration… our skin tone was recognized finally.
Thanks to all the dark skin Supermodels, Actresses. But by this time, one thing I had realized was that even if it did not matter to you personally the people around you will never let you take it easy. They make it a big deal..people in India have got this unfair obsession with the lighter skin, as if it is in our hands to choose the skin color shades of our wish.

But as I said Stay Unfair, Stay beautiful…it means it is all about our attitude and how do we look at our self. It is only YOU who can bring out the best in you and trust me you will outshine!!

You are beautiful!! Be You!!

Priyanka

#virtualsiyahi