5 Times Tahira Kashyap Khurrana Showed Us The Power Of Self-love!
Tahira Kashyap Khurrana is the epitome of strength and self-love. She is a writer, filmmaker, and above, all a cancer survivor. In a world where many women feel the need to hide the fact that they have cancer, Tahira shared her entire journey on social media with grace, courage, and joy. Yes, joy. You have to follow her to believe us!
Here are all the times Tahira inspired us to believe in ourselves:
When she followed her dream against all odds
Tahira had to overcome a lot of insecurities before she finally decided to pursue her dream of becoming a filmmaker. However, she was diagnosed with breast cancer during the time. More power to women like Tahira who relentlessly chase their dreams and don’t let anything bring them down!
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An opportunity to give competition to the Kardashians just went wasted! A week back I mentioned about ‘my badge of honour’ that I was going to receive. And I did and am happy to share about it with the intention of it being received with love. As that’s the only reason I am posting it. Love for self and gratitude for the universe. The picture might be disturbing for some, but these drains have become my dumbells for a few days. I was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high grade malignant cells. Simply put stage 0 cancer/ pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area. The result I have become a half Indian version of Angelina Jolie (since only one breast was involved)! I told my doctor now is the time to give some competition to the Kardashians since Pamela is passé. But no one listened to me, so now I have a portion of my back tissue in my breast. Perhaps now I can do chin-ups with my breasts! Jokes apart, this obstacle has given me a new definition of life. Respect it’s unpredictability and have the faith and courage to be the hero of your own drama of life. The invincible human spirit is God like, gives you the courage to endure and the will to revive. There is nothing that human spirit can’t do. Also I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined. Also we are so obsessed with boobs. This mastectomy has left me with even more self love! Big, small, left or right inclined , gravity pulling or defying, or even none, each breast the presence or lack of it has a story to tell. Mine has made me a 2.0 version of myself! This post is dedicated to awareness, self love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses❤️ #breastcancerawareness #selflove #determination #faith #bodhisattva #bodhisattvaoftheearth
When she worked through chemo
Tahira wasn’t daunted one bit by her having to go for her films pre-production and manage to get her shots in between her chemotherapy appointments. In fact, she believes that it was her work that helped her heal. She said that being able to do what she is passionate about took away the pain.
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One of the best nights! It was sheer love! These beautiful ladies hold a special place in my heart and have in their own way touched my life and inspired me! Love each one of them as they are truly special! In love with them 😍❤️ @sukriti_vk @sab_gol_hai @shrutiv11 @findingshanti @theonlytanya @komal20to77 , hiral, setu, Bobby, Ritu @tnishabhatia @henna12bains , Preeti, shilpa, Rashmi, dolly, mansi, @radhikajmerashah , smita @undermyumbrella_amita , neha ( missed you in the pictures), Deepika, setu!! #love #gratitude #girlfriends #gangsta
When she spread love on Insta even when she was so sick
When Tahira’s doctor told her that there are women who are afraid to even get a lump checked, she decided to share her journey openly. She talked about her treatment, the hair extensions, and all the ups and downs. She claims that she got a lot of love on social media and she wants to give back! Her quirky videos with smart captions always make us smile and look forward to lots more.
When she walked the ramp during Lakme Fashion Week after going bald
You have got to admire her confidence when she walked bald at such a glamourous and fashionable event. We wish even a fraction of her confidence rubs off on us and we stop cribbing about little things like a bad hair day.
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Today is my day! Wish you all a happy #worldcancerday and hope each one of us celebrates this day in an embracing way. That we remove any stigma or taboo associated with it. That we spread awareness about it and that we have self love no matter what. I truly embrace all my scars as they are my badges of honour. There is nothing known as perfect. Happiness lies in truly accepting yourself. This was a tough one for me. But this picture was my decision as I want to celebrate not the disease but the spirit with which I endured. To quote my mentor, Diasaku Ikeda, “Leading an undefeated life is eternal victory. Not being defeated, never giving up, is actually a greater victory than winning, not being defeated means having the courage to rise to the challenge. However many times we’re knocked down, the important thing is we keep getting up and taking one step-even a half step- forward” #worldcancerday #breastcancerawareness #breastcancerwarrior #turningkarmaintomission #boddhisatva Thanks @atulkasbekar for this one❤️
When she bared her scar as a badge of honour
When Tahira put up a picture with her mastectomy scar on World Cancer Day along with the caption “Today is my day!”, she redefined self-love. We love the way she sees this as a moment to celebrate the spirit with which she has endured the disease!
Tahira we hope talking to your boob helps it grow (to get this inside joke check her twitter page), we wish your new movie is a smashing success, we believe your journey has been, and continues to be, a shining example to all women everywhere. Thanks for spreading the love!