Lainey Molnar has taken social media by storm. Her drawings depict the way the world perceives women as opposed to the way a lot of real women actually are.
I’ve always been honest and transparent about my mental health journey, especially after being diagnosed with bipolar and beating the illness after stepping on the way of spirituality, lightwork and finally happiness.
I believe that the pressure on women comes from both inside our own community and outside, be it family, media, or men. It is incredibly hard to navigate all of their expectations and reach the milestones society has set out for us, like maintaining the perfect size and shape, being maternal but also ambitious, strong but also sensitive, staying youthful and fresh while gracefully accepting the aging process, looking ideal but not overdoing plastic surgery. I could go on and on and on, and we are all so tired of this.
Can we make mass media stop making us feel like the only way to deal with periods is pretending they don't exist. There are hundreds of millions of us bleeding every few weeks and especially for someone like me, who gets excruciating cramps and spends days crying in the fetal position guzzling pain killers. Its not very inspiring to to see women in ads giggling in white outfits. Leakage is usually the least of my concerns. Its part of life and not shameful, we can talk about it, we can go through the symptoms without suppressing them and we should be able to choose a tampon/pad/cup brand without them making us feel inadequate.
Life choices don’t range from wrong to right based on societal expectations. The last 30 or so years the world turned upside down - the internet, social media, dating apps, remote work, digital nomads, startups, cheap air travel, EU, globalization, and the cracking of the glass ceiling raised generations of women whose priority isn’t marriage or children. We are the 30-something Lost Boys, half of our friends our age buy houses and raise families and the other half is still at school, figuring themselves out. There’s a constant pressure of missing out on something and the constant validation of freedom.
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