"I used to be very skinny as a child. It got worse when I got Dengue and I was skin and bones - people often joked about it and asked me, 'does your mother not feed you at home?' In school, during sports, no one ever threw me the ball. This one time when I was in the 9th standard, as a joke they decided to throw the ball to me really hard- I caught it, and fell down! - I ran to the bathroom as all my classmates started laughing.
I was very low on confidence during this entire time - I had braces, glasses and on top of that nothing fit me! For my 18th birthday, I decided to change that and went to my tailor and created my first ever piece from him - it was a beautiful red that I got so many compliments for - I was thrilled!
I kept making clothes for myself after, and that's how my tryst with designing began. Even though I knew I wanted to be a fashion designer, my family and I thought it was best if I went forward in a different field because it was considered 'unsafe' and very competitive. (excerpt) Humans of Bombay, Fb
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