Recently, I wrote an essay for xoJane about being attacked by a stranger–a traumatic experience that far too many women have experienced. I hope that by writing about this very painful memory, I am able to help by making more women in my neighborhood aware of the attacker, and by reminding others who have been through similar experiences that they are not alone.
On Friday, September 7, I put on a new red dress.
I’d just gotten a promotion at work, an article I had written would be published the next day in The Washington Post, and my boyfriend and I had plans to celebrate our fourth anniversary that night over sushi. I was feeling good.
At 8:15 am, I began my usual walk through the neighborhood toward a carpool lot a few minutes away.
The man came out of nowhere. Keep reading…
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