Tahira Kashyap, is a well known name in the bollywood Industry and beloved of Ayushman Khurana . She is a Writer by profession. Recently, She had been detected with DCIS ( DUCTAL CARCINOMA IN SITU) in her right breast with high grade malignant Cells. She is definately a strong lady.
She shared a very beautiful picture in her instagram post representing strength. She wrote, – ” Today is my day! Wish you all a very happy #worldcancerday and hope each one of us celebrates this day in an embracing way. That we remove any stigma or taboo associated with it. That we spread awareness about itand that we have self love no matter what. I truly embrace all my scars as they are my badages of honour. There is something known as perfect. Happiness lies in truly accepting yourself . There was a tough one for me. But this Picture was my decision as I want to celebrate not the disease but the spirit with which I endured. To quote to my mentor , Diasaku Ikeda, “Leading as undefeated life is eternal victory. Not being defeated , never giving up , is actually a greater victory that winning , not being defeated means having the courage to rise to the challenge . However many times we’re knocked down , the important thing is we keep getting up and taking one step even a half step – forward.”
In her First post about making it public to the people She wrote – ” An opportunity to give competition to the Kardashians just went wasted! A week back I mentioned about ‘my badge of honour’ that I was going to receive. And I did and am happy to share about it with the intention of it being received with love. As that’s the only reason I am posting it. Love for self and gratitude for the universe. The picture might be disturbing for some, but these drains have become my dumbells for a few days. I was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high grade malignant cells. Simply put stage 0 cancer/ pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area. The result I have become a half Indian version of Angelina Jolie (since only one breast was involved)! I told my doctor now is the time to give some competition to the Kardashians since Pamela is passé. But no one listened to me, so now I have a portion of my back tissue in my breast. Perhaps now I can do chin-ups with my breasts! Jokes apart, this obstacle has given me a new definition of life. Respect it’s unpredictability and have the faith and courage to be the hero of your own drama of life. The invincible human spirit is God like, gives you the courage to endure and the will to revive. There is nothing that human spirit can’t do. Also I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined. Also we are so obsessed with boobs. This mastectomy has left me with even more self love! Big, small, left or right inclined , gravity pulling or defying, or even none, each breast the presence or lack of it has a story to tell. Mine has made me a 2.0 version of myself! This post is dedicated to awareness, self love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses#breastcancerawareness #selflove #determination #faith #bodhisattva #bodhisattvaoftheearth
You are a Warrior , you are so brave. You are an inspiration to many. We wish you a very healthy and speedy recovery. Yes, That’s a badge of honour. More Power and love to you.