What's the challenge?
To go to a bar alone.
What are you afraid of?
Drunk men, loneliness, boredom. I'm afraid of not being able to defend myself in case I need to.
How was the experience?
At the beginning of this project, a classmate challenged me to go to a bar by myself. I first thought he was completely out of his mind. I thought of all the dangerous things that could happen and then I understood that it was a fear I had to face. I didn't go too far, I went to the Kimberly hotel rooftop which is close to my apartment. At first I was intimidated by the fancy place and the people, but after I sat at the bar and ordered a wine (a pretty expensive glass of wine), I started to enjoy being there and mainly observing people's behavior – one of my favorite things to do at public spaces. After half an hour, half way done with my wine and half way through the conversation with the waiter, I asked my husband to join me since the weather was too nice and my wine too strong. I did enjoy my time alone at the bar and I might even do it again sometime.