This blog belongs to all of us: you, me and everyone who supports women going out there and exploring the world and themselves. As I travel around the world, I mostly see people traveling in groups or as couples for a variety of reasons- for discovering a new country/ culture, for fun, to attend a destination wedding, retail therapy 😀 etc. Obviously, I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with that.
At the same time, I see a lot women (and men too) traveling by themselves for a variety of reasons; whatever your reason, this liberating experience can be precursor for the change you want to see in yourself and in the world!
What happens when a female has to step out of her house (be it her choice or when it’s forced on her)? For a lot of us, it can be a thrilling experience; at the same time, some women are still hesitant about stepping out of their preconceived sense of fear or comfort or both. These women are given a false sense of protection and comfort for a variety of reasons.
I’d like to start a conversation about these stereotypes and biases, and what you do to change those perceptions. Does traveling solo means you’re a loner and that you don’t have many friends and family? Do you enjoy your own company? Do you get hung up on the idea- what will people think about me when they see me traveling by myself (you and I sure can get that irritating guy wanting to be friends with you or an elderly couple feeling pity for you, but isn’t it fun breaking down their hard-held beliefs and assumptions :-D)? As a female, how has traveling changed you? Please share both your positive and negative experiences, and everything in between.
Gentlemen- what have you done to give those wings to women in your life so that they could fly (both literally and metaphorically)?
Meet people from different countries
Take the road less traveled
Broaden your horizons
Discover a new you!
Traveler, Trainer and Flight Attendant
I started flying as a flight attendant after completing my Bachelor’s Degree. I discovered a lot of Indian cities during my 3 years of flying in India.
My international adventures started when I joined an international airline. I would prefer to go out with my team members; however, I would not shy away from going out by myself. I would painstakingly organize trips and convince my colleagues to come along 🙂
I have been in the aviation industry for more than 19 years and still going strong. I got an MBA degree while flying, and I also work as a leadership trainer. I’m from India, and I live in United Arab Emirates at the moment.
What’s Your Story?
How can we all support each other? It can range from sharing tips, tricks and advice to support, collaborate and elevate each other!
Share your insights!