“Bonny Chi lives with her mother in Shanghai. Bonny, 31, is among thousands of women in China who are considered “shengnu,” a term used to refer to unmarried women over the age of 27. After stumbling across the word online, the photographer @klaudialech traveled to China to get a sense of who these women are and how they are experiencing single life. To her surprise, @klaudialech found that many women don’t mind being called shengnu; it’s the pressure that family members put on them to get engaged that bothers them. Bonny, for one, told @klaudialech that she’s learning to skate in her free time as a way to escape the pressure her mother puts upon her. We are sharing @klaudialech’s photos of shengnu for #nytweekender. #lensblog” By nytimes on Instagram.
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