I started my career as a Hotelier. I gained my degree in MBA in Hospitality and Tourism. My life was just like any other women. I got married and everything seemed on track. But sometimes life have other plans for you. When I got my divorced, life seemed difficult. But once you decide to manage things on your own, nothing is impossible. I never cared about society, because I had my daughter to take care of. During my child growing up years, I would tell her about the hardships I faced in bringing her up without a father. Since my daughter was sensitive towards me, she became my friend and I could manage everything alone. People around me would always give unsolicited advice, but I realised that society can never change. So, being confident and having strong willpower was my mantra to sail through. My family always had my back and helped me go through my hardships. They always motivated to keep on going no matter how hard life gets.
No matter how solid your support system is, unless you are convinced in your belief and stay firm, nothing will work for you. You have to feel strong from within. Financial independence is a huge plus point, and you have to be willing to take the risk. I knew how to earn my meal, and that made a difference.
I always admired the idea of a tiara over my head with heels on my feet and grace in my presence. I wanted to be in a fashion industry so I give a try to myself and participated in couple of pageants and won awards.I got awards for woman empowerment too that make me proud. I fought for myself and stood strong.
I face many difficulties and challenges as a plus-size model. I get asked if I care if people call me plus-size. I usually face discrimination and body shaming . It’s a known fact and reality that plus size women are judged immediately and sadly still body shamed both online and face to face publicly.
It’s all about keeping yourself positive and not caring about such judgments. I feel proud to represent plus size women in the I believe in living my life on my own terms. My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. I wish that all women, despite their body type achieve success in life.