Exclusive: Ankita Konwar On How She Turned Her Childhood Scars Into Medals & Battled Self Harm

Asia's Tech News Daily

Author: Ankita Konwar, Marathoner and Fitness enthusiast

Model and fitness influencer Ankita Konwar, married to model-actor Milind Soman, has never shied away from voicing her opinions on taboos and social stigmas, and her social media posts are all about self-acceptance and self-love. 

Recently, Konwar shared the trauma she’s been through as an abused child, and the judgements she’s been subjected to for her looks and choices in life. 

View this post on Instagram

Image Credit: Ankita Konwar, Instagram

In an exclusive with iDiva, Konwar shares the turmoil she underwent during her childhood, how it affected her mental health and her battle with it. 

Ankita shares the trauma that scarred her childhood 

View this post on Instagram

Image Credit: Ankita Konwar, Instagram

“My childhood was superbly colourful but it also had its dark spots. I was molested as a child by a family member. Of course, I didn’t understand anything as a child and it only hit me in my teens when I started learning about my body. 

My teen years were filled with turmoil as I didn’t know how to express that trauma. It hindered my education, my overall wellness, my relationships with friends and family alike.

Her journey on the path of healing

View this post on Instagram

Image Credit: Ankita Konwar, Instagram

My mental health was in shambles and I didn’t even know about it. And I experienced how mental health evidently influences our physical health. I started blaming myself, I started to hate my body and did anything to hurt it. I learnt that self-inflicted pain is something very common in the victims of child sexual abuse. 

There was a part of me that wanted to cry and share everything with the family, but a part of me felt scared to do so thinking no one would understand me if I did. I started feeling disassociated with my body. It was only music that helped me keep my sanity.

View this post on Instagram

Image Credit: Ankita Konwar, Instagram

But, one day, I gathered the courage to tell my elder sister and it took me one step closer to the path of healing. As time passed I started reading about mental health and became more aware of my actual self. 

The journey from hating my body and treating it every worse way possible to loving it unconditionally has been a long one. It required a lot of courage, awareness, soul searching and help from people around me. What I have realised is that the first step of healing is to gather the courage to ask for help.

Love every ounce of your existence

View this post on Instagram

Image Credit: Ankita Konwar, Instagram

It’s okay if no one understands you. YOU need to understand yourself and if that requires professional help, you must get it. I know getting professional help is not as easy as it sounds.

Sometimes there’s a lack of resources in finding professional help but nowadays so many helplines, NGOs are available to help you with that. Self love is a long journey for any trauma victim. Courage and self awareness are two strong wheels of that journey.

View this post on Instagram

Image Credit: Ankita Konwar, Instagram

Our lives are usually based on everything we do as a child but it doesn’t have to stay that way forever. We must actively bring the change we want in our lives. Your past has as much importance in your life as you allow it to have. 

Love yourself so much that your scars (literally in my case) look like the medals you have earned from each battle. What doesn’t kill you doesn’t always make you stronger, it first breaks you into tiny puzzle pieces, and you gotta invest a lot of time in yourself to put all of it together. The key is to love yourself, with warts and all.”

Lead Image Credit: Ankita Konwar, Instagram

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related


38% of Mohali's eligible population yet to turn up for second dose of Covid vaccine

© Provided by Hindustan Times In Mohali, Covid vaccines are being administered at 33 government sites and four private hospitals. (REUTERS) Amid concerns about the highly transmissible Omicron variant of ... Read more »

Life insurance: Don't let your insurance policy lapse

© Provided by The Financial Express If the premium is not paid within the due date, insurers give a grace period which is 15 days in case the premium is ... Read more »

Tax Talk- Annual Information Statement: Know what it reveals

© Provided by The Financial Express The value derived after elimination of duplicate or redundant information and after considering the taxpayer’s feedback will be reflected in Taxpayer Information Summary (TIS). ... Read more »

INDvsNZ: 'I personally wanted to try Mayank Agarwal's template,' says Daryl Mitchell during Mumbai Test

© Provided by WION Indian opener Mayank Agarwal’s magnificent century on Day 1 of the second and final Test against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai earned him ... Read more »

Weekly cases still falling, but 9 states/UTs report a spike

© Provided by The Times of India NEW DELHI: India’s weekly Covid-19 cases continue to fall but the decline slowed to 3% in the week ending Sunday, even as nine ... Read more »

Chandigarh MC polls: 5 Independents band together

© Provided by Hindustan Times Former Congress general secretary and Purvanchal Vikash Mahasangh president Shashi Shankar Tewari and others at the Chandigarh Press Club on Sunday. (HT Photo) Cutting across ... Read more »

Here's every Set 6 TFT 11.24 ‘big' champion and trait change revealed via Patch Rundown

© Provided by Dot Esports Heading into the winter holidays, game designer Kent “Riot Kent” Wu and game design director Stephen “Mortdog” Mortimer revealed a total of 17 champions and ... Read more »

People aren't sure how to feel about these peanut butter, fried chicken and berry pancakes

© Provided by Metro Tasty or horrifying? (Picture: @fitwaffle) Sweet or savoury, or sweet and savoury. This is the debate Eloise Head’s new Fitwaffle recipe has sparked. Combining pancakes, chicken, ... Read more »

Biz2Credit: Lending transformed digitally

© Provided by The Financial Express (L-R) Biz2Credit co-founders Rohit Arora (CEO) and Ramit Arora (president) BIZ2X is a fast-growing digital lending platform, enabling financial providers to power growth with ... Read more »

Indo-Pacific, Afghanistan show we are entering a world of plurilateralism: Jaishankar

© Provided by The Times of India NEW DELHI: The current global situation has opened up spaces for middle powers and plurilateral arrangements to flourish, said foreign minister S Jaishankar. ... Read more »

What is home ministry doing, asks Rahul Gandhi, seeks ‘real reply'

© Provided by The Times of India NEW DELHI: Congress on Sunday attacked the Centre over the killing of civilians during a botched anti-insurgency operation in Nagaland, with former party ... Read more »

‘Empowering youth': Assam CM presents financial aid to 1,105 NDFB ex-cadres

Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday presented financial assistance as part of a rehabilitation package to 1,105 ex-cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) and ... Read more »

Pay disparity: Himachal cops' kin stage protest outside Bilaspur AIIMS

© Provided by Hindustan Times When BJP’s national chief JP Nadda was leaving after inaugurating OPD at AIIMS in Bilaspur on Sunday, the protesters stopped his convoy at the gate and ... Read more »

There is a need to elect a strong leadership, says Nadda

© Provided by Hindustan Times BJP national president JP Nadda at the AIIMS Bilaspur campus on Sunday. Accompanying him are Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur and Union health minister Mansukh ... Read more »

Revisa la programación de los partidos en la NBA para este domingo 5 de diciembre

© Proporcionado por ADN Radio Revisa la programación de los partidos en la NBA para este domingo 5 de diciembre Para este día domingo 5 de noviembre la NBA llega ... Read more »

Γενέθλια για τη Βάλια Χατζηθεοδώρου: Το σχόλιο του Πολυχρονίδη στο πρώην κορίτσι του Τροχού

© www.queen.gr JUICY NEWS Τα 29α γενέθλια με φίλους και αγαπημένα της πρόσωπα γιόρτασε η Βάλια που φέτος παρουσιάζει το backstage του Voice. Τα γενέθλιά της γιόρτασε η Βάλια Χατζηθεοδώρου, ... Read more »

2 Years of Pati Patni Aur Woh: How the ending emphasises the significance of women supporting women

© Provided by Pinkvilla It is Pati Patni Aur Woh’s second anniversary! This Bhumi Pednekar, Kartik Aaryan and Ananya Panday starrer was a blockbuster hit; however, it received quite a ... Read more »

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez stopped from leaving country

© Provided by The Indian Express ACTOR JACQUELINE Fernandez was on Sunday stopped from leaving the country by immigration officials at the international airport in Mumbai as there was a ... Read more »

India's Best Dancer 2, 5 December 2021, Written Update: Milind Bhatt gets eliminated from the show

© Provided by Pinkvilla Today we saw that the evergreen singer of all times, Asha Bhosle made her way to the India’s Best Dancer 2 and was excited to witness ... Read more »

'Umpires were nervous': Former Pakistani cricketer on Virat Kohli's controversial wicket during Mumbai Test

© Provided by WION Former Pakistani cricketer Salman Butt has commented on Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s controversial wicket during India’s first innings of the Mumbai Test against New Zealand, which ... Read more »

Estas son las series que Netflix quitará de su plataforma

© Proporcionado por Publimetro Grey’s Anatomy Termina 2021 y con el fin de año la plataforma Netflix planea renovar su amplio catálogo con nuevos títulos. Al mismo tiempo despide algunas ... Read more »

Prince William reveals what Prince George & Princess Charlotte have 'a massive fight' over every morning

© Provided by Pinkvilla Prince William has hilariously revealed how two of his kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte have “a massive fight” almost every morning over which songs to ... Read more »

The Big Picture, 5 December 2021, Written Update: Roma Ji's story makes Ranveer Singh emotional

© Provided by Pinkvilla In today’s episode, Ranveer Singh welcomed everyone on the show. Ranveer recalled some moments of yesterday’s episode, wherein some senior citizen bikers who were also couples, ... Read more »

Senior BJP neta offered money, asked me to join party: AAP MP

© Provided by The Times of India CHANDIGARH: AAP Lok Sabha MP Bhagwant Mann on Sunday alleged that a “very senior BJP leader” called him four days ago and offered ... Read more »

Murder convict who jumped parole nabbed in Haryana

© Provided by Hindustan Times The murder convict was also wanted in 10 different cases, including parole norm violation, police said. (REUTERS) A wanted criminal and parole jumper, carrying a ... Read more »

People with political motives want farmers' stir to continue: Anil Vij

© Provided by Hindustan Times Haryana home minister Anil Vij (HT Photo) Haryana home minister Anil Vij on Sunday said people with vested political interests did not want the farmers’ ... Read more »

Centre must accept farmers' pending demands: Bhupinder Singh Hooda

© Provided by Hindustan Times Former Haryana chief minister and leader of opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda also sought compensation for the deceased farmers’ families. (HT Photo) Former Haryana chief minister ... Read more »

Russian envoy hails ‘peaceful and formidable partnership' ahead of Modi-Putin summit

Ahead of the 21st India Russia Annual Summit on Monday, the Russian envoy to India noted that the physical meeting between the two nations’ leaders would be of historical significance. ... Read more »

Govt doctors protest in Haryana, threaten to suspend OPDs

© Provided by Hindustan Times Doctors threatened to intensify their agitation by suspending OPD services in Haryana on December 13. (AP) Hundreds of government doctors from across the state converged ... Read more »

Machine Gun Kelly se cambia de nombre

© Jamie McCarthy NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 02: Colson Baker attends as Redbox hosts red carpet screening for upcoming western film “The Last Son” at IPIC, Fulton Market ... Read more »

Photo Of Mike Greenberg Watching The Jets Going Viral

© Provided by The Spun Mike Greenberg poses for a photo on the red carpet. Mike Greenberg isn’t having a good time watching his New York Jets on Sunday. His ... Read more »

Justin Herbert launched a missile for a touchdown against the Bengals

© Provided by For The Win Every week, Justin Herbert seems to execute a new throw that is just mindbogglingly good. The second year quarterback is clearly one of the ... Read more »

Ohio State makes no movement in latest USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

© Joshua A. Bickel/Columbus Dispatch / USA TODAY NETWORK Ohio State remains steady in latest USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll Ohio State remained in the same spot it was ... Read more »

Breaking: Oklahoma's Bowl Game Is Reportedly Set

© Provided by The Spun Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Caleb Williams on the field. The first game of the post-Lincoln Riley era at Oklahoma could be a good one. While the ... Read more »

Potential disaster turns into impressive trick play for Bears

© Provided by Bears Wire The Chicago Bears are pulling out some tricks against the top-seeded Arizona Cardinals, including a trick play that went from potential disaster to first down ... Read more »

New Florida coach Billy Napier ends tenure at Louisiana with a Sun Belt Championship

© Provided by Gators Wire Billy Napier’s last day in Lafayette was a good one. Before the newest Florida head football coach hopped on a plane Sunday morning to begin ... Read more »

Look: Photo Of Joe Burrow's Injured Pinky Going Viral

© Provided by The Spun Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow. Joe Burrow is playing through some major pain on Sunday. The Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterback is dealing with an ... Read more »

Bruce Arians: Bucs will address Antonio Brown's future after suspension

© Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Questions have arisen over Antonio Brown‘s future with the Buccaneers after comments made by head coach Bruce Arians. Brown and safety Mike Edwards recently received a three-game ... Read more »

NFL World Reacts To Latest Bucs Injury News

© Provided by The Spun A closeup of two Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmets. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers might be the best team in the NFC, but Bruce Arians’ team just ... Read more »

Ryan Day Refuses To Answer Notable Question On Sunday

© Provided by The Spun Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day. Ohio State has one more game left this season, but a lot of Buckeye fans are already wondering ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic