Sunday, August 16, 2015

“Bonny Chi lives with her mother in Shanghai. Bonny, 31,...



“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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