A 26 year old, young, inspiring
and talented model Anam Tanoli, also a photographer from Milan left us on 1st
September 2018 by committing suicide. Now let’s go back to the days she was
alive and suffering daily because of the comments and remarks people were
passing onto her, skinny, skeleton, attention seeker and what not. It’s not
something new, people have been commenting and body shaming the models and
common people on daily basis since a long time now.
Few days back, Anam Tanoli posted a picture on Instagram story when she was sick
with the drip on her hand where people called her fake and attention seeker, to
which she responded to leave her alone. Nobody cared or noticed then; nobody
knew what she was going through or bothered to talk to her until she hanged
herself in her house on DHA Lahore.
Depression has increased since the past few years, people do not take it
seriously and label others as attention seeker when in actual they need
attention and care and respect. It is REAL and shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Not everybody knows how and what depression feels like until you experience it
yourself, especially when someone is going through body complex or personality
disorder anxiety. Anam Tanoli took her life, suffering from depression and
anxiety (that’s what her friends have been saying on social media) though she
was successful, talented and beautiful yet she had no one to tell her that.
We see the celebrities in their glamorous life and feel free to pass a judgment
or remark like it doesn’t matter, but if he had known how much it affects them
we wouldn’t ever do it. Previously a lot of suicide cases took place in all over
the world because of depression. Robin William hanged himself in the age of 63,
Lucy Gordon the British actress also hanged herself suffering from depression,
Avicii cut himself and bled to death, the famous designer Kate Spade also hanged
herself in her Manhattan apartment and the list goes on.
Whatever happens, happens for a reason but how long until another one takes
his/her own life and leaves us shattered. How long will it take for us to act
upon it? Anam Tanolis death gave us a lesson of not judging the book by its
We never know the battle an individual is fighting within nor can we imagine.
The least we can do is talk about it and try to reduce it. We should make people
aware about how depression is real and how body shaming is NOT OKAY.