I moved to Bangkok in 2013, armed only with a high need for change. I had never been to Thailand; not even for a vacation, so I had no idea what was in store for me. All I knew at the time was that it was the furthest destination I could think of where I knew at least one person.
No amount of research or queries can ever adequately prepare you for what Bangkok is. I needed a change, and Bangkok has provided in abundance. Not only had I changed my home address; I also swapped the 9 to 5 grind for the uncertain, yet exciting world of freelance writing.
During my time here in Bangkok, I have met and come to know many different people. People from every corner of the globe and all walks of life. I have listened to their stories and found myself riveted, intrigued and genuinely interested. The stories that captured my attention the most were the ones shared by the women I met. All so very different, and yet, at the same time, a common thread running through all.
I started documenting these stories and decided to share them on this blog. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Please feel free to comment, like and share. In fact, I insist that you do, as the women who shared these stories with me, did so with the hope that more people read it and hear them.
Please note, some names and personal details have been altered due to the sensitive nature of the content, or on the request of the story teller.