Tahira Kashyap Shares An Empowering Post About Her Ongoing Battle With Cancer

Jahnavi Patel , 29 Apr 2019

When Tahira Kashyap broke the news about being detected with Stage 0 Cancer, it was heartbreaking for all of us. But Tahira has shown us how strong and courageous she has been through it all. In fact, when she announced that she was detected with Stage 1 Cancer, she handled it like a boss! Her post on going bald and opting to ditch the hair extensions was also so inspiring. When her husband, Ayushmann Khurrana commented “hottie” on that post, we couldn’t agree any more with him. Now, she has penned another empowering post on her ongoing battle with cancer.

Tahira gave a warning right at the beginning of her post. “WARNING!! Before you swipe left, some pictures might not go down too well with your palette. But I am hoping there is a change in the perception of that one perfect flavour that we have always had,” she wrote moving on to how the last couple of months have been an extreme case of metamorphosis for her.

She also mentioned how the notion of beauty changed for her. “From my obsession with long hair, associating beauty with Rapunzel tresses, and hiding most of the time behind my hair (as I felt secure, lest my crooked nose, or freckles or pimples or simply not so chiseled face isn’t exposed) to losing my hair, wearing extensions and a cap, going bald to now a short crop. I am enjoying every phase because somehow with hair I lost my insecurity, my stupid notion of beauty and my complexes,” she wrote.

Tahira also wrote about her biggest victory. “My biggest victory is changing the mindset and perception of my 7 year-old-son, the next generation. From running to get a cap and placing it on my head when I was losing my hair and had a bald patch to proudly introducing me to his friends when I was bald or now with short hair, I feel I am a part of a change.”

Check her post below:

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WARNING!! Before you swipe left, some pictures might not go down too well with your palette. But I am hoping there is a change in the perception of that one perfect flavour that we have always had. The last couple of months have been an extreme case of metamorphosis for me. And I am not categorising it whether it was from a caterpillar to a butterfly phase or vice versa. I could be the larva or the pupa or any other intermediate stage as each phase is unique and special. But there is a deep sense of acceptance when it comes to the life cycle of this creature. Taking a ‘leaf’ from this caterpillars life, I feel I have undergone a tremendous change mentally and physically too. From my obsession with long hair, associating beauty with rapunzel tresses, and hiding most of the time behind my hair (as I felt secure , lest my crooked nose, or freckles or pimples or simply not so chiseled face isn’t exposed) to losing my hair, wearing extensions and a cap, going bald to now a short crop. I am enjoying every phase because somehow with hair I lost my insecurity, my stupid notion of beauty and my complexes. I don’t know whether I’ll keep long hair or not, in either case I am not going to hide my face. I don’t claim to have refined beauty, but I have changed my own mindset and my biggest victory is changing the mindset and perception of my 7 year-old-son, the next generation. From running to get a cap and placing it on my head when I was losing my hair and had a bald patch to proudly introducing me to his friends when I was bald or now with short hair, I feel I am a part of a change. This post is dedicated to women of all shapes and sizes and to all those posts I get when they fret losing their hair during or after chemotherapy. You are beautiful now and always #acceptance #selflove #longhair #baldhead #shorthair #kifarakpaindahai #breastcancerawarenss #changingkarmaintomission

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Tahira, you are such a star! Thank you for saying, “you are beautiful now and always”. This is the best thing we have read today!

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