Ideal Body To Please Who?

In a society that constantly tells us what we should look like by setting unrealistic body standards, it is easier to struggle to love one’s self. The media can have a powerful influence on how we view our bodies. We are bombarded with images of the ‘ideal’ body type and advertisements sell the idea that everyone can achieve this ideal body type if we simply just put in the effort. We are conditioned to view our bodies as a project that must continuously be prodded and modified.

Tying the knot

I remember one day during summer 2016. My mother and I were having a casual conversation which ventured into the realms of "you're now 20, you need to start looking for a husband. Where is your boyfriend?". As the only girl in the family, after my older brother clearly stated that marriage was a journey [...]