Nishan | Male, Indian, He/Him

What does “body positivity” mean to you? How has your body image changed over time? How does your body image play a role in your identity or even in your daily life?

Body positivity means being confident enough to walk outside being who you are. I have grown to accept the things I can’t change and do what I want with the things I can, which has allowed me to maintain a positive body image.

How has body image affected your mental and emotional health? What’s something that helps you feel comfortable in your own skin?

I have always felt relatively comfortable in my skin and will always dress and act in a way that represents how I feel.

Is there a specific message that you’d like to convey by participating in this project?

I would like to convey the message that the only way to truly be happy in life is to accept what you think are imperfections and no one can ever hurt you. Everyone is too busy worrying about themselves to care about things you don’t like about yourself.