A quick google search suggests that many women feel uncomfortable being alone, especially in public situations. It’s not that surprising, when we’re encouraged to define ourselves in relation to men, and told that we put ourselves at risk by venturing out by ourselves. I still hear tales of women who never go out without their male partner.

On the topic of being alone, this refreshing video poem, How To Be Alone by film maker Andrea Dorfman, and poet/singer/songwriter, Tanya Davis, has proved popular on YouTube:

“If you are at first lonely, be patient. If you’ve not been alone much, or if when you were, you weren’t okay with it, then just wait. You’ll find it’s fine to be alone once you’re embracing it.”

A transcript can be found under the video on YouTube.