You Say My Breasts Are Small? I Say It’s None of Your Business!

You Say My Breasts Are Small? I Say It’s None of Your Business!

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Design graduate Kritika Trehan has found a unique and creative way to talk about body shaming through her college project Excess.

Trehan’s collages are based on the real life stories of women aged between 13-40 who have experienced body shaming and uses images from pop culture.

The talented 22-year-old shared her experiences with The Quint.

Visual images used in Trehan’s book <i>Excess</i>. (Photo Courtesy: Kritika Trehan)
Visual images used in Trehan’s book Excess. (Photo Courtesy: Kritika Trehan)
My father’s friend told me that my ‘figure’ was better before. I found his remark highly inappropriate. When I had put on weight in school my friends told me, “Oh, now you look Punjabi”. No matter how hard I tried, it was never enough.
Many women shared their experience with body shaming. (Photo Courtesy: Kritika Trehan)
Many women shared their experience with body shaming. (Photo Courtesy: Kritika Trehan)

The objective of the book is to highlight the devastating impact body shaming can have on one’s confidence and mental health.

The nightmare  of body shaming. (Photo Courtesy: Kritika Trehan)
The nightmare of body shaming. (Photo Courtesy: Kritika Trehan)
Why does anybody need to pass remarks, irrespective of my body shape? Why is my body a topic of conversation?
(Photo Courtesy: Kritika Trehan)
(Photo Courtesy: Kritika Trehan)

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