BR News Desk
Srinagar: A body positivity campaign #qaboolhai has been started Kashmiri Radio Jockey Mirchi Rj Mehak.
This morning show is broadcasted on 98.3 Radio Mirchi .
For this initiative Mehak also collaborated Mirchi jocks and body positive influencers from across India. The campaign highlighted the psychological impact of body shaming on children and adults .
Clinical Psychologist Zoya Mir in an interview told Mehak “Body shaming can deeply impact a person’s mental health , their self-confidence self-image.”
Mehak said Qabool hai campaign is not only about feeling sad when people pass comments “it is about calling out body shamers , taking away their power , giving mirchidar responses and also loving yourself.”
Many listeners and social media followers shared their experiences of body shaming. “A lot of people think that body-positive influencers promote being unhealthy. It is about not hating yourself and working to be the best version of yourself for you,” Mehak said.
She said the main aim of this campaign to accept yourself and remind people that hate in the garb of humour is not funny.
During the campaign a lot of people shared the comments they keep hearing and said that it affects their self-esteem and even confidence.
“Unfortunately the entire process of body shaming begins at home. It can drive a child into seclusion and even depression.”
Mehak who heads this campaign said that with the advent of social media, body shaming in the form of trolling has become a norm. “It’s negative impact can be seen in the quest of filters to alter body size . It doesn’t matter if you are tall , slim , short , fat , fair or dark because you will always be too tall , too slim , too short , too fat , too fair or too dark , so please say Qabool hai to yourself and work on yourself with love and care .”