27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

Lainey Molnar has an important mission ahead of her. The 31-year-old wants to empower women in the most creative of ways.

She makes comics that get past all the filters and focus on what women can do in our society and how it sees them.

1. The Pressure Is Everywhere

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

She believes that women don’t just face pressure from society but their families, the media, and men. Therefore, women have to walk through a minefield because they are judged wherever they go.

They have to deal with lots of expectations to meet unreasonable society standards. For instance, they have to worry about being the perfect size and shape.

2. Countless Conflicting Wishes

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

Women have to balance a lot of things at the same time. They have to be strong, but also sensitive.

Additionally, they have to look fresh and young even when they have to put every ounce of energy they have into raising their kids. However, they also have to struggle with accepting the inevitable reality of the aging process.

Then they also have to balance between looking fashionable without going overboard. The list obviously goes on and on.

3. Empowerment In All Forms

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

Molner’s insights are clearly long overdue, as they tell us realities we already know on subconscious levels. She is from Hungary and works as a digital business strategist who creates content for women-owned businesses.

Her job is to ensure that the goals of these businesses match their social media capabilities, which stimulates growth.

4. All About Putting On Appearances

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

Molner started off as the country’s first personal blogger. She did her blog and while working in the fashion store related to it for nearly 8 years.

She also wrote a guide for powerful women and was a writer for women’s magazines.

5.The Magical Realization

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

Molnar has been creating art as a hobby for more than 2 decades. She explained that after her life as a blogger, she got away from the spotlight.

That was because she was getting constant online oppression, and when the lockdown came, she was left doing comic-like avatars for herself.

She was posting the drawings about herself and what other women were going through. Society puts women under a lot of pressure, and she feels it as well.

6. A Confusing Time

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

In other words, Molnar is simply documenting life.

7. Both Okay

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

After all these years, it should be time we stopped telling women how to live.

Regardless of how she sees her future, it is up to you to respect her wishes. If you can’t support a woman, you can be a better person by not saying a thing.

8. Times Have Changed

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

Our dressing should represent our personalities, beliefs, feelings, limits, moral upbringing, and so forth. In other words, it’s all about dressing who we are.

Over the course of her career, Molnar was fully supportive of no-shame talks on sensitive stigmatizing topics such as a desire to raise children, mental illness, falling and raising yourself, and friendships or their absence in people’s lives.

9. The Difference Time Makes

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

Molnar believes that our greatest strength comes naturally to us. She thinks women should stick together to help break these societal limits.

Such effort, Molnar believes, will keep society from questioning ‘alternative’ life choices that are beyond anyone’s control.

10. It’s A Challenging Time

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

When it’s all said and done, these alternative life choices “don’t hurt anyone.” She advises that people should go against society’s standards and still maintain their smiles and be content.

This, she advises, will ensure that those who feed off the misery of judging people who make choices have nothing to go on. The reason they judge is that they think their beliefs are perfect, but if they can be shown that their system is not beyond reproach, “that can be scary” for them.

11. Nasty Surprises

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

It’s not that Molnar is heartless towards these people. She understands their plight; it’s just that she believes that women’s choices should be normalized, regardless of what they are.

People should not categorize everything as either good or bad based on their expectations. There are many other factors to take into consideration as well.

12. It’s Just Not Fair At All

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

The world has changed in every imaginable way over the last 3 decades due to things like the internet, dating apps, social media, outsourcing, globalization, affordable air travel, startups, and the rise of women in the corporate world.

That has turned women in their 30s into a confused lot. While some are still in school trying to figure out what to do with their lives, others are raising families and paying mortgages.

There is so much concern that you might be missing out on something important. This newfound freedom has left many overwhelmed and at a loss to figure out the right paths to follow in life.

That gets pretty lonely sometimes. However, the freedom to do as you like, travel as you like, and sleep in whenever you feel like is unmatched.

13. The Struggle To Keep It Together Is Real

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

This is not a time to judge. People are making all kinds of crazy decisions, and it’s because they haven’t had a chance to do so for so many centuries.

The important thing to remember is that everyone deserves respect and compassion because, honestly, we are all doing all we can. There were times you found it ridiculous when people were so strict about what they ate because a poor diet was making them gain weight.

These days, those in their thirties know that the struggle is real. So yeah, a lot of us are already struggling against our own expectations. So, cut us some slack.

14. Expectations Vs Reality

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

Molnar’s story was not about nutrition, workouts, and diets. She was addressing complex issues that affect many people, especially women.

Regardless of our body types, we deserve love and care, especially from our society. Many people take some time to realize that people who get their happiness from anything that can be removed from their lives at any moment have a long way to go before they actually achieve happiness.

15. All Accomplished, In Their Own Special Ways

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts
27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

Anybody can get used to beautiful stuff and amazing experiences. However, on their own, they don’t make life worth living.

After all, there is always something bigger, fancier, and better making its way into the world. There will always be someone better than you out there.

So, the biggest mistake you can make is base your value on what you own. In the end, these things will own you.

There is no perfect life, despite what social media would like you to believe. People on social media are usually struggling with denial, unhealthy habits, unresolved personal issues, and momentary distractions.

In other words, learn to appreciate the nice things you already have. They may seem simple, but so is true happiness.

16. Unbreakable Friendships

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

Women are very different and in more ways than anyone can ever figure out. Ladies have varied desires, life goals, and so on.

For some, motherhood is not in the cards.

17. Playing By Your Own Rules

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

Being a woman means not being forced to justify your every decision.

Also, you are free from answering silly questions, and it is empowering just to remind you ladies of that!

18. Not Gonna Work For Me

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

Every woman is born a nurturer, regardless of whether she has kids of her own or not. There are childless women who make historic contributions to society and make it better for the rest of us.

Therefore, all ladies deserve some love, regardless of whether they are moms or women who have devoted their lives to something else.

19. It’s Just The Way It Is

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

Our bodies are mysterious, and they can create awkward situations. Maybe anxiety and tension make you sweat like a pig, and yes, it might gross you and other people out.

Still, that’s part of life.

Obviously, even if not all women go through this, there have to be several who can relate to such problems. Such “quirks” can even make you avoid contact, such as hugs.

Just like that, getting offered a hug turns into a mortifying experience.

20. The Ideal Body Is A Trend, Don’t Forget That

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

21. Yea, Who Cares?

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

22. It’s My Life, Doesn’t Have To Make Sense To You

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

23. Feeling Glamorous Either Way

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

24. That’s Not For Me

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

25. Doing Things With A Personal Twist

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

26. Really Sorry

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

27. Changing Through The Pandemic

27 illustrations from an independent modern woman as she shares her thoughts

A woman’s life is a mysterious winding journey with many ups and downs. Society or anyone else, for that matter, should not get in the way.

It’s time we were all allowed to own our choices and feel proud of them without getting judged.