Anyone who has ever been pregnant, will agree it is the most momentous experience in a woman’s life. When it comes to celeb pregnancy, the matter is a concern of the entire nation, not just the mom-to-be. Fans in particular track down every detail of the pregnancy of their favourite star. Fashion fanatics, too, are glued in as these divas give oodles of pregnancy style inspiration.
When it comes to fashion, Bollywood and Tellywood never disappoint us. Even during pregnancy, these stars look absolutely stunning. We draw pregnancy style insipration Kareena Kapoor, Shweta Tiwari, Mira Rajput, Rani Mukerji and Shweta Salve among others.
Kareena Kapoor Khan: Whether a single lady, a married begum or now an expecting mother, Bebo has never let her style game slip. Her appearances at airports and events are never ever dull. From casual tunics and tee-jeans combos to thigh-high slit dresses, Kareena's pregnancy style is as good as it can get.
Rani might have disappeared from the public eye after her delivery in December, but during her pregnancy she was not that tough to spot. Apart from a natural glow on her face, she also looked a vision in designer outfits. Rani is now a proud mom of her daughter Adira.
Genelia Deshmukh: Genelia was elated after her second baby and this time too, her pregnancy style was perfect. She was spotted at several events and functions in fab looks. She usually wore beautiful, elegant Indianwear. When with family, she eased it up in breezy casuals. She was blessed with a baby boy, for the second time as well.
Roshni Chopra: Actor, anchor and designer Roshni Chopra's style meter was high during her pregnancy. She shared many images of her baby shower on social media and it was just wow. She usually wore airy bottoms and paired it with comfortable kurtas. Her style is something every mom-to-be can carry off. She is blessed with a baby boy.
Carol Gracias: One of India's top models and ex-Bigg Boss contestant, Carol surprised everyone when she walked the ramp for Gaurang Shah at Lakme Fashion Week, flaunting her baby bump. Post that too, she has made several ramp appearances and has looked stunning in all. Moreover, her Instagram feed was replete with her stylish pregnancy looks. She is blessed with a baby boy.
Shweta Salve: The face of Indian television in the 90s, Shweta Salve is now a mom of a baby girl. During her pregnancy days, she was a huge inspiration for every woman who may have body-image issues. Shweta documented her pregnancy very well on social media. From saris to bikinis, Shweta had worn everything during this time. In fact, she surprised us all with a stylish pregnancy shoot, too.
Geeta Basra: The new mommy, blessed with a daughter, made sure her pregnancy style is bang on. She also keeps her fans updated by regularly posting cute images with hubby, cricketer Harbhajan Singh. She was usually seen wearing comfy maxis and dresses. Occasionally, she opted for a bohemian look.
Mira Rajput: Although she might be a recent addition to the celeb list – and is not even an actress – that doesn’t make her any less of a style icon. Apart from cheering her favourite designers from the first row at fashion weeks, she also aces their looks to perfection. From looking airy and stylish in her casual avatars to bringing in grace with her Indian looks, Mira flaunted her baby bump in absolute style. She is now blessed with a baby girl Misha.
Shweta Tiwari: The actress, who was last seen on the small screen in 'Begusarai' and 'Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa', is due soon and has been rocking different maternity styles like a pro! From ethnic-printed ensembles and chic dresses Indie brand Vajor to street style looks, Shweta has donned it all and shows it off to her followers.
Prianka Singha: Wife of VJ and actor Rannvijay Singha, Priyanka is true fashionista. The couple is expecting their first baby and the mom-to-be is effortlessly stylish. From bodycon dresses to knitted overthrows, the diva is going all out to flaunt her baby bump.
Why celebrate LGBT Pride? The history of oppression for LGBT persons has centered around notions of appropriateness/normality and invisibility. LGBT persons have often lost their families, their friends, their employment and their lives because others have deemed the way they love to be inappropriate or abnormal. Our society has a strong sense of gendered normality: Men do x and women do Y. Indeed, who we are allowed to love has historically been linked to that which is deemed appropriate for our gender. When an individual chooses to live with integrity, as an authenticate person, despite the societal dangers of doing so, they exemplify Pride; that is worthy of celebration. The freedom possessed by todays lgbt students was made possible by the courage and strength of individuals who refused to feel shame for who they were and Who lived authentically and openly, winning straight allies along the way. Instead of lamenting the paucity of role models living authentically when we, as educators, were in school, perhaps we are called to be the role model we wished we had had! Now, and every day, is the time for Pride!
Professor of LGBTQ Studies.
May 22nd is Education Support Professionals Day!!
As educators, we know the crucial role played by the thousands of paraprofessionals, office workers, bus drivers, custodians and maintenance staff in our schools and/or Community Colleges. In fact, it would be difficult to imagine a school going for one day without ESPs.
When we talk about strengthening our schools, we need to strengthen everyone who works within them. Along with recruiting and retaining quality teachers, we must recruit and retain quality education support professionals. To do that, it certainly means providing decent wages and benefits to the people who spend their days making sure our students are safe, well fed and learning.