Women who don’t fit in the stereotypical categories of what society deems acceptable struggle for affirmation. Whether she’s crazy about sport or is plus-size or doesn’t have long straight hair, for a long time, they’ve had to cater to the whims of the masses. But not anymore. These women are pushing back. They have decided to take the bull by its horns as it were, to redefine these unwritten rules.
This week, The Hot Box brings you stories of three women who’ve managed to get past the stigma associated with being different.
What’s It Like To Be A Female Football Fan?
Women love sports. Women love football. Women go to stadiums. Women buy sports merchandise. Women talk about football. Women play football. I can go on and on and on. There’s just this tiny egoistic group of people who refuse to believe that the aforementioned is in fact true. This is why the story of Brenda Mongina remains relevant. She opened up on her life as a football fan and how she deals with the critics.
Read her story here.
Enough With The Shame
Shelmith Mukami remains unfazed by anyone trying to put her down because of her body. She’s gone above the prejudice and will not be captive to any dated ideas of what beauty is or should be. If you are struggling with body image, here’s a read that will help you regain your sense of self-worth and beat the mythical beauty trap.
I’m Unapologetically Myself
We understand the kind of struggles plus-size women face. This is why we have written this article to let you know that you are not alone. Don’t let people's opinions define your sense of self-worth. In equal measure, never ever berate yourself. Instead, take a break, breathe and read this article.