Shaping a healthy and comfortable physique may not be always an easy task. But paying less or no heed to the body type requires a stronger mindset. Now, listen to this young social media influencer who inspires tens of thousands of people through her posts. 'Whatever be the size of your body, be comfortable in it' is the message she spreads.
An assistant director, model and a makeup artist, Bhuvaneshwari Devi Poduval aka Biya intends to mentally uplift those who do not fit into the conventional beauty standards and directs her posts to those who are told that their body isn't pretty enough and that they are bubbly, fluffy or heavy.
“I was lean at first, then lifestyle changes happened. I started travelling, tried different food and I started gaining wait. I've faced rejection because of my body weight
I tried to starve myself to fit into the beauty standards. I was depressed. Then I started thinking Why should I change? I consulted a doctor and figured out a diet that suits my body type. The journey wasn't easy but I'm fine now. Just because I decided to accept my body and love my body as it is.,” says Biya.
Biya is aware of the issues that an unhealthy lifestyle may create. 'There's a fine line between an unhealthy lifestyle and body positivity' she says. Some people couldn't put on weight and some people couldn't lose weight. Whatever your body type, accept it and live a life loving it. I'm insulin sensitive and have a high level of stress hormones. So my body weight is not under my control. I'm accepting it and I'm fine with that.
It is not easy in a society like ours for a girl to celebrate and flaunt her body by wearing an outfit of her choice. She may get body-shamed, bullied or advised to lose weight. According to Biya, Body-shaming and bullying cause trauma. She believes that mental health is of prime importance.
Biya is an inspiration to many out there who are insecure about how they look. Accepting what you are, after all, is not an easy task.