If you have been dealing with the pressure of looking good, then you are not alone. Along with millions of women across the globe, actress Sameera Reddy can totally relate to what you’re going through. Sameera, who keeps sharing motivational messages for women every now and then, dug out an old photo of her teenage self and shared it on Instagram.
In the picture, Sameera is dressed in a loose, white chequered shirt and is wearing her hair down. In a two-part caption, Sameera, first took a dig at meme-makers, challenging them to turn her ‘Flashback Friday’ photograph into a meme, if they want. In the later part, Sameera recounts her teenage days when she was “judged” on the basis of her physical appearance, and struggled with the “pressure to look good” at all time.
The actress, in her post, further says that despite a loving husband and two kids, there are moments even today when she feels the same anxiety, making her doubt her own body.
“Blast from my past ! For all the meme makers ??! #flasbackfriday #throwback #teenager #imperfectlyperfect #teen #teengirl. Jokes aside I struggled so much with how I was judged then . So much pressure to look good and feel accepted esp as a teen! Even now after two kids and a husband who loves me just the way I am I have many moments of anxiety and struggle with how I feel about my body . #womenforwomen #youarenotalone #inthistogether #stopfatshaming #positivebodyimage #letsgetreal,” her caption reads.
Sameera’s heartfelt confession seems to have resonated with several women on the internet. For, within hours of the post being published, it was flooded with comments.
“We go through this every day! The pressure sometimes gets to us, pulling us down. Thanks for talking about it,” one fan wrote.
“U r just amazing woman..nd inspiration to many, (sic)” another one commented.
Another Instagram user called Sameera her “inspiration” and said, “U r such an inspiration for young girls like me…..love from doha to meghna (sic).”
A fan remembered Sameera’s performances in Ahista Ahista, a song by Pankaj Udhas and in the film, Taxi Number 9211, and said, “I have always loved you the way are… From Pankaj Udhas’ song Aur Aahista to Taxi No. 9211 (especially the fire dance) and I love you more the way you are now after being a mom of two.. You have got the spunk Mrs Vardenchi always.”
Another found Sameera’s experience “relatable.”
Can you relate, too?