Sunday, March 8, 2015

Invasion of Personal Space

There wasn't anyone I trusted to help me, to not make fun of me or brush me off.

Nobody should have to deal with unwanted attention, regardless of intention.

I was out of my element, and the man took me by surprise. It was at a wedding and I thought he might be some relative I'd forgotten. Until it was clear he was drunk.

Maybe you think I should feel flattered but I do not. Because who is he to be taking liberties?

I felt violated. I kept trying to wipe off the feeling of disgust from my cheek. I wish I had punched him.

I want to remind myself and every one else out there that there is no shame in standing up for how you feel. You should not allow anyone make you feel anything less than you are.

You are not a victim.