Trigger Warning: Assault
As non-male travelers, we live uniquely gendered experiences. No matter where we are, women’s safety is an ever-relevant topic. Thanks to technology, we are more connected to information about traveling to different parts of the world.
I had never been assaulted until I came to Nicaragua, the safest country in Central America.
I have traveled to several different countries and put myself in much riskier situations, so I did not expect to be assaulted at knife point in the morning as I ran up the huge hill.
I was wearing headphones, as I do on my typical morning runs, but I had no electronics with me. I wear headphones to avoid catcalls, so men will think I can’t hear their sexual and lewd comments.
Read what happened in November and what I’ve done to recover on my latest Wanderful post.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and April 10-16 is International Anti-Street Harassment week.