What is the main point of your story?
The main point is that nowadays, modern women find themselves in a situation imposed by their social status. [They] are supposed to be housekeepers. They should be, they are supposed to be pretty, good looking, smart, but they also have to work. And despite all that, in our country they have many other obligations: they have to be mothers, wives, housekeepers, have jobs, but also should be able to find time to realize themselves notwithstanding all the load of duties. With this regard, a woman faces many difficulties and contradictions, because all the functions imposed by a society and by men are not valued at all. They are accepted as just a tribute. And it doesn't really matter if she has a job, when and how she finds time for self-realization. It is not considered an important or worthy thing... Quite often you cannot achieve the same level of income as men do. Therefore, a woman, even fulfilling such a big number of functions, cannot financially compete with a man, and that’s why her work and efforts have no value for a man or society. In this sense, a man does not value a woman’s work (house work), takes it for granted and does not perceive it as an effort or achievement.
Has taking part in GTG impacted you, and if so, how?
This workshop did have an impact on me, as well as on others. It taught how to share your opinion, how to share your personal stories and not to condemn them. It’s much better than to stay on your own, alone with your problems and trying to find solutions on your own. Unification of people, their ideas and minds always results in a better future, which is also very important. It is a foundation for all that evolves and becomes a history.
Do you have a message for other women?
Don’t be afraid to understand yourself and accept yourself, to realize what kind of person you are. It will help you stand for your viewpoint in the future with either a woman, a man, or the whole society.