“At 4’11, I’ve always felt insecure about my height. It was especially bad in high school, when I felt like I was the only one going through that ‘awkward phase’, physically and mentally. As an international school student, I was surrounded by those from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and therefore, builds. The girls in my grade were always taller than me. It didn’t matter to me that this was something completely out of my control. I was forever plagued by the thought that being a few inches taller would help ‘even’ me out, make me appear leaner and not as ‘round’.”
Kanika Nagpal was born in India, raised in Singapore and is currently completing a double degree in Management and Accounting at Macquarie University, Sydney.