By the time the emotional abuse escalated to physical abuse, I was too ashamed to tell any of my friends what my relationship had turned out to be and honestly speaking, they had grown tired of telling me to leave him.
A recurring theme for all of them is the fact that their passions drove them to overcome the biases and stereotypes and break the ceiling in these industries. They have not only made great advancements in their sectors but also empower other young women to follow in their footsteps and continue contributing to a more gender-balanced world.
One of the most destructive concepts we adopt as women is that we are not entitled to demand what we truly want. Traditionally, girls are encouraged to be sweet, accommodating and undemanding. Women like me grow up with the idea that it’s not acceptable to inconvenience other people in order to fulfil our personal needs.