I knew that the fluids covering her body and long wet hair could carry disease and would need to be preserved as evidence; but she required physical and psychological shelter as much as a person needs oxygen. She flung herself into me and I responded by placing an arm around her and stepping in the space between her and her attacker.
You wanna be a cowboy but you don’t want a ride to the train station.
An individual armed to defend is less at risk of injury OR loss of property.
She scanned the parking lot around her, noting it was too poorly lit to make her feel at ease. She took a little longer scanning to ensure her safety. Then, stooping into the car, juggling purse, keys and luggage she caught movement in her peripheral vision.
Three cars down from her stood a man.
We are silent as we continue making our way off the mountain. I am considering her perception to the encounter while she is likely considering mine. Understanding that she has not registered the encounter with the same potential I have, I know she is catching up… considering the information I have shared. Conceptually, we are on different pages. I want, rather I need for us to both understand what may lie ahead of us. Time feels compressed because it is. There will be another encounter with him.
This is the continued story of what happened to me and my dear friend Kristina while on a hike Summer 2021.
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This is a concept I teach and so the answer comes to me readily: your mind has registered circumstances indicating a threat may be imminent. You are moving inside the survival mechanism known as fight or flight.
Every Woman has a Story to Tell and Inside Each there is Wisdom. This happened to me and my friend Kristina on a hike, Summer 2021.
Stories are powerful motivators. We will be highlighting stories of both consequence and victory; yours and mine.
Allow these stories to motivate you. Obtain the training and skills, the practicum of applied knowledge, so that you will be prepared in the moment when you must stand capable to defend.
Every woman I know has a story to tell.
I am pleased to introduce to you one of my dearest friends, Bree…
Pluck (noun): courageous readiness to fight or continue against odds: dogged resolution. the strength of mind that enables a person to endure pain or hardship Merriam-Webster Dictionary I am my own first responder and you are yours! After serving professionally as an educator, police officer, and CSI detective, I am uniquely qualified to aid you …