“ We’ve been taught that women need to be flawless even when our flawlessness is wildly implausible, sexy even when our sexiness is a break from plot. We’re sprinting through Jurassic Park in heels, fighting supervillains in strapless corsets, being stranded on deserted islands for days without a hint of stubble. Real female bodies are so taboo that hair-removal-cream ads show hairless legs even before the cream is applied…. flawlessness is a dangerous, high-budget myth, and it’s time we shattered it.
… the next time you see a 13-year-old girl gazing wistfully at a blemish-free, shiny-haired Bollywood actress on a magazine cover, bust the myth of flawlessness for her…
Tell her how beautiful she is. Praise her smile or her laugh or her mind or her gait.”
-Sonam Kapoor (Bollywood Star)