It’s no secret that women in some parts of the world have to deal with serious oppression. How did your life change when you moved from a socially conservative country to a progressive one? Bigger women don’t feel the need to wear long shirts or shorts over their swimsuits. I came from a religious Catholic family and women are expected to be celibate until after marriage. When my mom told her parents she wasn’t Muslim, they didn’t believe her, and the topic has never come up since.