Candace’s story!

I had literally just stepped out of my apartment building to go to my bus stop at 745am this morning. I hadn’t even walked the half block to the intersection to cross for my bus stop yet when a man (probably younger than me, I’m 37) walking towards me stopped in my path, took his sun glasses off and said ‘Good morning beautiful’. I quickly walked past him. I didn’t say anything to him and now I wish I had said something like ‘Don’t comment on my appearance’ or something, anything! So sick of my voice being silenced in these situations! I experience street harassment often, as do friends. On the streets, bus shelters, the bus. I am ready to reclaim my streets!