Aamina Sheikh has always exuded a prowess. The actress was last seen in the critically acclaimed film ‘Cake’ where she astounded audiences with her breathtaking performance as the daughter with far too many burdens. The actress has always spoken her mind regarding societal matters and recently opened up about her lifelong insecurity on social media.
She said that when she entered the entertainment industry, many “suggest[ed] that [she] cover [her forehead] as it’s too big Aamina.” Fraternity members would taunt her and say that her forehead would make her “face look strange,” with many telling her not to tie her hair so tightly back in fear that it’ll “recede [her] hairline.”
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In school they used to say ‘you have a hockey field for a forehead aamina’ and I used to find that hilarious! Even now I find myself quoting that when notable designers, directors, photographers, makeup artists, colleagues would admire it…many for tv to this day suggest that I cover it as ‘its too big aamina, it makes your face look strange,’ and ‘don’t tie your hair so tightly back as it’ll further recede your hairline and you can not afford that.’ I totally get it and take it with my stride, even take their suggestions manyatimes BUT not for a second do I allow these voices to create any kind of complex in me. These voices have never hindered me AT ALL…and I’d like to share why? Because during my upbringing, my parents, my siblings, my homeground—they NEVER made any such comments. Such observations of one’s physical appearance was NEVER a topic of concern in the home while growing up—it was almost always about education, about developing life skills and traits, acha khana, acha pina, acha sona, timings, discipline etc. the only concerns in the household were matters that would later help us steer our lives successfully in a balanced and healthy way. That’s it ! Home really is the breeding ground of one’s sense of self. Please be mindful, create that nest, that safe space and respectfully raise your children to be able to take the shame out of body shaming ! It begins with YOU ! . . . #Meriawaz #nobodyshaming #nomotapatla #mentalstrength #healthyliving #balance #knowthedifference #educate #girlseducation #influencer #impact #ambassadorofchange #aaminasheikh