Ramya Nambaseean is an award-winning writer and blogger who has written several books on African dressing, women’s empowerment, and African fashion. She has also gained an international reputation as one of the few African women to have won the top British Book Awards for both fiction and non-fiction. Her novels such as The Wounded Healer and Mad Dogs have been critically acclaimed, and she has received a number of honors and awards for her writing. It was very fortunate that Ramya was invited to join Oprah’s Oprah Show where she discussed her book The Wounded Healer and how she uses various body measurements in her books.
If we dig deeper, we can discover that Ramya has used various body measurements throughout her life. Her mother was always tall and slim, which allowed Ramya to develop a strong self-image despite being quite petite. As an adult, Ramya became very conscious about her bra size and body shape. She certainly did not fit the traditional beauty mold of most African American women of her time and this led to depression, anxiety, and even illness.
Bra Size & Body Measurements
|Bra Size||36 B|
|Waist Size||85 Inches|
|Hips Size||36 Inches|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Body Measurements||35-28-36 Inches|
In her first published book, A Girl’s Guide to the Ordinary, Ramya Nambaseean describes her personal journey toward body positivity and health. She credits her decision to get rid of her bra size for starting the body movement known as “The Biggest Loser”. This was the first step toward reclaiming her true identity as an African American woman. Over the next few years, Nambaseean experienced many setbacks, including being rejected by every man she wanted to date, and even getting fired from her job as a physical education teacher when she revealed that she was trying to lose weight.
In her latest book, What’s Your Bra Size, Ramya Nambaseean speaks to all women about body image and weight issues but particularly highlights issues affecting Black women. She shares her personal story about living with a bra size that made her feel like an incomplete person, as well as sharing the results of her battle to reclaim her own identity and live life in confidence. As she states: “I made myself bigger, lighter, and better. I was finally whole.”
In this book, she shares how she used various diet and exercise plans to lose weight and transform her body into the sleek, athletic body that she always wanted. She discusses using her own story as a means of informing others and encourages women who have given up on trying to achieve the “perfect body” to continue to strive for their goals. She also shares how having a small bra size can affect a woman’s self esteem and confidence levels, and how the media can contribute to making us believe that we are less than we really are. This book provides a unique look at the many reasons why we may be dissatisfied with our bodies. It also gives some valuable tips and ideas to help us improve our self-image, as well as provide encouragement for those who have given up on looking great.
Ramya Nambaseean is a talented writer with a lot of insight, who shares in her book a journey of how she overcame being a fat, obese, out-of-shape college student to a physically fit, proud, and successful woman. Her story is one that not only informs but inspires readers to do the same. Her writing style is lucid, and she delivers her message with a positive and encouraging tone. If you are tired of feeling like you have reached a limit to what your body can do, or are just plain fed up with not living up to the beauty you once knew, then this is a book that you will find extremely helpful.