Facebook told me that it’s World Mental Health Day today. My Instagram feed is filled with mental health awareness posts. I scrolled down my feed to read countless quotes like “Your illness doesn’t define you. Your strength and courage does.”, “It’s okay to not be okay.” and “Everything that you are is enough”. Despite the motivational boost, it was extremely demanding for me to muster the spirit to pen these words. It’s 9:31 PM right now and it took me all day to convince myself to write this post about something I’ve kept to myself since a very long time.
I am 5 feet and 1 inch tall. I weigh 45 kgs and have been so since the past 3 years. Since I hit puberty, the most I had weighed was 49 kgs. Never made it to the 50-mark! I have been denied to donate blood for a good cause for being underweight and been questioned if I should be allowed on a roller coaster because who knows? The wind might have just blown me away!