I love traveling with my boyfriend, my friends, and yes, even alone. I’ve always been an advocate for solo travel, especially among women. I genuinely love doing things by myself and feeling like an independent, strong, and fierce woman.
However much I enjoy traveling alone, I constantly fear for my safety and well being because I am a woman. Because of my biological sex, I have to fear for my life.
Young girls are taught in this country that they can’t or shouldn’t, and my life has been no different. I think that’s why I push to do things alone because I want to prove that I can and I will.
I and other women like me fear grocery store parking lots, hiking alone, and traveling to another country. We shouldn’t have to feel afraid, but we are and we deserve better.
I’m afraid this may not change in my lifetime, but I hope we can change this attitude and start teaching males that this type of behavior won’t be tolerated.