Monday , December 5 2022

Photo of Indian ‘moustache woman’ goes viral

27-07-2022

Bureau Report

NEW DELHI/ KERALA: An Indian woman, who keeps a moustache, has grabbed the attention of a lot of people online, in both good and bad ways. However, she is not worried about the focus on her facial hair.

Shyja, 35, who hails from the Kannur district in Kerala, says she loves her moustache.

She receives the same question from people on the internet or when they see her in real life about why she keeps a moustache.

“All I can say is that I just like it. A lot,” Shyja told media.

Shyja said she gets her eyebrows threaded, however, she never thought of getting the hair from her philtrum, the midline groove in the upper lip that runs from the top of the lip to the nose removed even when the hair started to get thick five years back.

“I’ve never felt that I’m not beautiful because I have this or that it’s something I shouldn’t have,” she added.

She went on to say that she cannot imagine her life with a moustache now and that she hated wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic as it would hide her face.

Shyja’s confidence may stem from years of dealing with health issues. For a decade, she had six operations. Doctors removed a tumour in her breast, and cysts in her ovary, and five years ago, she underwent hysterectomy surgery to remove her uterus.

“Each time I came out of surgery, I would hope that I never had to go back into an operation theatre again,” she said in an interview with BBC.

Overcoming repeated health problems just reinforced Shyja’s conviction that she should spend her life in a way that brings her joy.

Shyja’s confidence may stem from years of dealing with health issues. For a decade, she had six operations. Doctors removed a tumour in her breast, and cysts in her ovary, and five years ago, she underwent hysterectomy surgery to remove her uterus.

“Each time I came out of surgery, I would hope that I never had to go back into an operation theatre again,” she said in an interview with BBC.

Overcoming repeated health problems just reinforced Shyja’s conviction that she should spend her life in a way that brings her joy.

Check Also

Australian podcast subject ‘Teacher’s Pet’ gets 24-year sentence

05-12-2022 Bureau Report SYDNEY: An Australian former high school teacher, who was the subject of …