As a young girl I was told if ever I was scared
Find the toughest looking man in the room – he’ll have muscles and probably facial hair and you’ll know he’s the one because you will quake in fear at the thought of approaching him –
Walk up to this man and ask for his help.
They told the girl afraid to talk to strangers that the only way to be safe is to find a man big enough to save her
Instead of telling her to work out.
Take a defense class.
Learn how to say no.
Learn how to scream.
Learn how to throw a punch with your fist and kill them with your words.
When I was a young girl I learned that not every man was as kind as my dad. I learned that sometimes the man they tell you will save you
Is the man you should be running from.
So now they ask me why I go to the gym if I don’t have interest in losing weight.
They ask me why I frequently brush up on self defense videos and constantly have my dad remind me just where to bring my knee.
When I was a young girl I was told I couldn’t possibly save myself, so find someone bigger than me who can.
I’m going to tell every young girl I can, if ever we’re in the same room and you are scared, come to me. Maybe I can’t take on the man with the muscles and the beard, but I am always going to be the one who tries.