#MeToo movement has finally gained momentum in India. Many film celebs have under the scanner and have been accused of sexual harassment. But according to Ayushamann Khurrana's wife Tahira Kashyap #MeToo movement is not only for those with popular faces it is also for those who are not famous. In a long post, she reveals her #MeToo moment which she faced as a kid at the hands of a relative. She says, "Often the closest people especially the relatives in your life (those whom everyone trusts) are the real creeps."
She reveals how scared she was of a physical touch when she first started dating her boyfriend (now husband Ayushmann Khurrana). It was Ayushmann's patience and love that healed her. She went on to say that even after the birth of their first child "the memories of the torment still haunted me." She faced the ordeal for almost 20 years until she opened up about it to her husband and parents.
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My #MeToo moment... wish I didn’t have one and neither did anyone. But glad we are speaking about it. Let’s have zero tolerance towards it. And let’s not question how long the victim took to speak. It took me around 20 years. Will it be held against me? #metoomovement #metoo #comeout #loveyourself #expressyourself #zerotolerance
Talking about the #MeToo movement, she says, "When I see men giving a big push to this movement, I know the battle isn't lost. I plead to all women to come forth and communicate, have a dialogue and express. " Sharing the note, she captioned, "My #MeToo moment... wish I didn’t have one and neither did anyone. But glad we are speaking about it. Let’s have zero tolerance towards it. And let’s not question how long the victim took to speak. It took me around 20 years. Will it be held against me? #metoomovement#metoo #comeout #loveyourself#expressyourself #zerotolerance"
Recently in an optimistic Instagram post, Tahira said she was "detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high grade malignant cells".
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An opportunity to give competition to the Kardashians just went wasted! A week back I mentioned about ‘my badge of honour’ that I was going to receive. And I did and am happy to share about it with the intention of it being received with love. As that’s the only reason I am posting it. Love for self and gratitude for the universe. The picture might be disturbing for some, but these drains have become my dumbells for a few days. I was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high grade malignant cells. Simply put stage 0 cancer/ pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area. The result I have become a half Indian version of Angelina Jolie (since only one breast was involved)! I told my doctor now is the time to give some competition to the Kardashians since Pamela is passé. But no one listened to me, so now I have a portion of my back tissue in my breast. Perhaps now I can do chin-ups with my breasts! Jokes apart, this obstacle has given me a new definition of life. Respect it’s unpredictability and have the faith and courage to be the hero of your own drama of life. The invincible human spirit is God like, gives you the courage to endure and the will to revive. There is nothing that human spirit can’t do. Also I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined. Also we are so obsessed with boobs. This mastectomy has left me with even more self love! Big, small, left or right inclined , gravity pulling or defying, or even none, each breast the presence or lack of it has a story to tell. Mine has made me a 2.0 version of myself! This post is dedicated to awareness, self love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses❤️ #breastcancerawareness #selflove #determination #faith #bodhisattva #bodhisattvaoftheearth