Mushk Kaleem is the Pakistani model. She gain fame and popularity in such a short span of time. And this short span of time rise her up to the pinnacle of success. Now she had become the muse of every designer. Mushk is upping her game with every project she takes on, proving that she is here to stay. She also represents the Pakistan in the latest fashion week At Milan. And she is enough to speak against the industry’s endless Fixation with fair complexion.
Lately on the World Mental Health Day model Mushk Kaleem opens about the time when she was struggling to look good. The scuffle crippling her well-being and distorting it both mentally as well as physically. Often while we look at people from a distance. We are unaware of the constant battles they are fighting within themselves.
She share on her Instagram story. Hoping for those going through the same can get some help. And also the courage to live healthy and happily. Mushk started her career in 2019 and this year was the most rewarding one. But when she look in the past about her mental health. She realize that her mental health had completely given her the back seat.
I was a model, adapting to fame, success and accolades. Of course, everyone thought I was okay, living the dream. I knew then, that to complain about anything would be unthankful. And was hospitalized on my 25th birthday last year. I was almost 48 kilos and I was suffering from severe body dysmorphia. And I would spend hours obsessing over my weight, about losing those few inches on my waist, about getting those perfect hips, or about just looking the part. I had started starving myself, not eating for 24 hours and more, I was abusing drugs, I was unhealthy, Mushk added.
Mushk was a 6 feet girl suffering from severe anorexia. She would occasionally blackout. And she needed help. She thought it had less to do with her field of work and more to do with how she was okay with being so self-destructive. She was comfortable with being unhappy.
Now a year later, Mushk is a happier person. She has been clean for more than a year. She have found support and happiness in family, friends, and pets. Mushk have set boundaries that she never let people cross. She decided that she could still be beautiful, no matter what number the weighing scale would say.
Mushk also opened up about how going to therapy and putting herself first put her on the road to recovery. “I tackled my issues head on, and at first it was scary and it aggravated my anxiety. But I’ve grown, and I’ve healed. It’s still an ongoing process of recovery that I’m on. And I’m glad I started somewhere, says Mushk.
At last she added that our mental health impacts our thoughts, our actions and our lives. Here’s to taking care of our minds, our bodies, our souls.