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Tahira Kashyap’s Poem On Her Battle With Cancer Is Truly Inspiring

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Tahira Kashyap’s poem on her battle with cancer is inspirational. Through her poem, the writer-filmmaker has motivated numerous cancer patients and survivors to be proud of their scares.

She shared a video in which she can be seen reciting her poem. She says, “Hide not your scars my love, show them, flaunt them, just like your bright smile, soothing to other eyes.
And when you do that time and again giving people nowhere to run and hide,
They will have to fall in love with your badge of honour, your prize.”

https://twitter.com/tahira_k/status/1357205220695150593

Tahira Kashyap’s poem Stresses On ‘Embracing Your Scars’ 

Kashyap who fought with cancer bravely, stressed upon ‘owning your scars’. Her poem also included the fact that a battle with cancer is not just a physical one, but a mental one too. With her poem, Kashyap had urged people to detect and fight against cancer at the earliest. 

Kashyap who is a mother of two emerged victorious against Stage 1A Breast Cancer. She was diagnosed with the disease in 2018. She has always appreciated her husband Ayushmann Khurrana for supporting her throughout the ordeal. 

Tahira Kashyap with her husband, Ayushmann Khurrana, Tahira Kashyap Directing

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Tahira Kashyap’s Book 

The lockdown made Kashyap write a book titled The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman. The book includes a lot of snippets from her personal life which includes her relationship with her husband and also her struggles against depression and cancer. 

Besides that, Kashyap recently joined hands with Ekta Kapoor and Guneet Monga to form an enterprise which promises to support female creators and women-led cinema. Read more about it here

Sonali Bendre Recites A Poem Too

Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre took to social media to recite a poem by Ayushi Shridhar on cancer. She also urged cancer patients and survivors to ‘switch on the sunshine’ and fight the disease with hope. She too was diagnosed with metastatic cancer and was treated in the US. 

https://twitter.com/iamsonalibendre/status/1357203741875736576?s=19

World Cancer Day is celebrated worldwide on February 4. Led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) it aims to raise awareness of cancer and encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.