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Fariha Tabasuam, 21, Student
"I have a feeling other people are judging my body. But I don’t do that [to others]. I don’t feel like [judging] others by their structure or bod… We all are different, so why should we judge? It’s a bad practice.
"I do think about my dress — which dress I am going to wear? What [will] other people will say about my clothing and me? For these reasons, I like wearing something that no one can say any bad comments about. No one can think badly about me or look at me in a bad way."
Ibtida, 22, Student
"I do worry about how I look on the beach a little bit, because people are staring and making odd comments; for that I am a little worried. Their way of looking [at us] is not good; they stare at us really badly. Today, while I was standing in the sea, many people started staring, making bad comments… [There’s] nothing I can do."
Monuara Akter Lija, 13
"I feel that other people are judging me, but I don’t judge others. I don’t feel any pressure."
Jasmin Sultana, 35, Sociology Lecturer
"Actually, I come here to see nature, so I am not really worried how people are thinking about me. I came here to see the sea and to see the waves. I am not feeling anything except that I am on a vacation.
"I don't feel that others are judging my body, because I have crossed that age. I think people here are busy with their own lives."
Zareen Shakila, 21, Student, Dance Teacher, & Part-Time TV Anchor
"I used to judge my own body and myself and actually thought I had to live my life in a certain way or wear something particular to look good. But I felt it’s better I should do what my heart says. [I'd] rather let my feelings be free.
"Sometimes, in the past, I used to judge other people, but now I don’t. We live in a certain society where people will judge you, but it is up to me if I am thinking like them or living like them."