Being Bullied and Believing My Self Worth
Lina is a young researcher who worked on the Youth Voices Research in Semarang. The Youth Voices Research, of which Lina was a central part, found that young people face intense pressure on how they should look and behave, with these expectations gendered from an early age. Young women are expected to be ‘good girls’ as they prepare to fulfil their expected role as a wife, mother and homemaker. In this blog Lina shares how expectations for girls to look a certain way and to get married early led to her being bullied, and the effect this had on her.