I think self-love and body image is one of the most touchy and sensitive subjects to talk about these days. For some time in my teenage years when I was thinking about what I wanted to do and I was going through my options, it quickly dawned on me that because of some rules that were decided by someone out there, I could never be a super model! I am petite and naturally curvy and unfortunately, girls like me are not allowed on the catwalk. But you know what, who cares what Hollywood thinks?
My quest to find some of Europe’s most affordable but beautiful towns led me to Bratislava, Slovakia. Vienna and Bratislava are 2 cities which are so easy to travel from so it was a no brainer for me to go to one while visiting the other. There’s several travel options but I chose the train and with travel time of about an hr and a return ticket of about Eur 17, I was on my way to discovering this charming European town.
“Girls with smart mouths don’t get far in life, they just get into trouble”
This line is from the movie ‘Recipe for love.’ It’s the scene where Lauren is in the headmistress’ office, (she’s in trouble basically). She’s been writing a column for the school newspaper; about what’s wrong with the school lunch and the food being served to the students, and the headmistress did not like it!
While there’s humour behind this scene and this line made me chuckle, I had an experience recently that made me realise that actually, this is not just a line from a movie, it’s the way the world, the corporate world and every other sector thinks.