When she looks in the mirror, Akanksha Sood Singh feels shame. The successful filmmaker and mother of two loves her life but hates her body. A flawless figure and unblemished skin – the Indian beauty standards of ‘perfection’ are unattainable. How can she escape that pressure? Photographer and activist Roshni Kumar knows how women can overcome body shame: empowerment and self-love. Roshni takes Akanksha on a journey to recognize her self-worth and love the skin she’s in. Will she rise to the challenge?
Find a job, have a family, make money – what if this is not your dream, but your parent’s idea and your community’s norms? To free yourself, go on a journey. With the help of your role model, you will find out: can you take charge of your own life and make your own choices? DW presents ‘Choices: Dare to Dream’.
Episode 1: How to wrestle with gender norms and win – https://youtu.be/j3YBVc9dgMo
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