If feeling comfortable in your skin is a crime then I am a crime lord – Ishmita Puri

All my life I have been bullied and body shammed by my relatives even my friends.

I struggled not to be fat. Started dieting, starved myself, threw up my food, did weight watchers and yet I was still fat and miserable

It was like a tag for me like this is what I represent!

So I didn’t participate in any competitions or dramas in school because I would have to change to other outfits and then give a chance to everyone to laugh at me.

cute Baby Ishmita

I used to eat my feelings every time. It takes years and you just can’t love your body overnight.

There are so many insecurities and I try my best for them to not come in my way but the society reminds you and you shouldn’t listen to them because sometimes the person feels lonely and weak that is when the societies opinion makes you  miserable and so it’s important to have a strong foundation and that’s what I did.. I decided to make content for Instagram in the form of reels, videos and raise awareness of body positivity, encouraging people to embrace scars, stretch marks, and cellulite visible on their skin.

 I still face ton of discrimination whether it’s from strangers on street or from the doctors or trollers.

Change doesn’t happen overnight but it’s important for all of us to put ourselves in others shoes and above all be kind to one another.

When it comes to fat acceptance we still have a long way to go.

It took so long for me to accept myself and my body, regardless of my shape and size and if I can help any one person to love themselves and not go through all that I did, then it’s worth putting myself out there.

“When I encounter trolls they call me fat as if being fat is crime. If feeling comfortable in your skin is crime then I am a crime lord, then I am a very big gangster.”

Body Positivity Influencer Ishmita Puri

It’s my body and I have been living in it since my childhood. It’s ok to have stretch marks, extra weight or body hair.  It’s important to love yourself.

I want tell people that being fat is not the worst thing, that’s not life ending or life defining. You can be fat and beautiful, fat and stylish, fat and successful!

Doesn’t matter what size woman you are, live your life!

(Interviewed and written by Raavya Sarda)

Published by Raavya Sarda

Hi there! I am Raavya Sarda curious blogger and love to explore new things, I write about stories of people their dreams and struggles reflecting each individual is inspirational unique and relatable.

6 thoughts on “If feeling comfortable in your skin is a crime then I am a crime lord – Ishmita Puri

  1. Beautiful post! ❤️ Too much positivity here, I have been through that phase too, I remember my own parents telling me that nobody is going to love me with the fat body I have. Every time I met a relative they were like “are, itni moti ho gayi hai tu”, I started feeling like being fat is a crime. But then I decided it doesn’t matter what they say. People will always comment it’s their job. If I wanna lose weight it should be to keep myself fit, and not because somebody else told me to. You know, some peoples’ bodies are like that..as in even if I eat one burger I will become fat, but I have a friend who literally eats 4 times more than me but she is very thin…it’s just how it is, my body works that way. I hope you understand what I am trying to say. But since the time I started to love myself, I ignored what people had to say, including my parents, because every second day they would start with , “Let’s check your weight”, and I was like WTF? so just because I have gained little too many kgs noone’s going to love me? Then I am better off single. 💁‍♀️ I don’t need a man to tell me I look beautiful with my skin or not, I can do that for myself! 😉 More power to you girl! 💛

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    1. Hey Palak,

      Thank you soo much for sharing your views… trust me it matters the most.
      i believe sacrificing your mental health for a perfect body is not worth. its okay to be skinny, have curves or stretchmarks. bashing someone for their bodytype s not okay and not accepted. and you rightly said every body works in different way. its important to accept and love ourselves.
      being a writer i come across so many different people with their beautiful journeys and penning them down is the best part.
      loved loved loved it when you said u dont need a man to tell you how beautiful you look…bow down to you !

      i would like you to go through my page on Instagram @storymakersonline and share your thoughts on my write ups.

      stay safe!

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      1. Fatshaming is still very much prevalent, it’s going to take ages for people to understand that all body shapes are accepted and beautiful, and moreover people need to understand the meaning of self love ! And yes, i would love to go through your page 💛

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