Bollywood actor and mother-of-two Sameera Reddy regularly talks about wellness, mental health and her own workout journey on Instagram. Today, she took to social media to share a powerful conversation she and her father had about age, body image issues, and acceptance.
She recently posted a conversation which she had with her father about her white hair.
Her father, "worried about people judging her," asked the actress why she "isn't covering her white hair," to which Sameera Reddy said that she is not "paranoid" about her look anymore and now she takes her own "sweet time and chooses to colour if and when she feels like."
The actress posted two pictures of herself on Tuesday and shared what she told her father about "self-love" and "acceptance."
"My dad asked me why I'm not covering my white hair. He was worried about people judging me. I answered 'So what if they did... Did it mean I'm old? Not pretty? Not groomed? Not appealing?' I told him that I'm not paranoid about it like I used to be and that freedom is liberating," she wrote.
She added: "I used to colour every 2 weeks so nobody could catch that line of white. Today I take my own sweet time and choose to colour if and when I feel like. He asked me why I should be the one to change the conversation? I said why not? I know I'm not alone.
"The shift and acceptance only begin when old thought processes are broken. When we can just let each other be. When confidence can just find its way naturally and not hidden behind a mask or cover. My dad understood. As I understood his concern as a father. Every day we learn we move forward and we find peace in small shifts. And it's those small steps that take us to much bigger places #happiness #acceptance #selflove #imperfectlyperfect."