I’m truly grateful that I’m born at a time when my gender does not limit my opportunities in life. Women have become very empowered and independent. This is why we see an increase in women embarking on journeys alone. The aftermath of the bestselling book turned movie Eat, Pray, Love has been a factor too.
I had the urge to write about this because aside from personal experiences of being body shamed blatantly by acquaintances, peers and even strangers, I have witnessed it happen over and over again to many women I know and I’m sure it happens to a lot of women I do not know.