“I was ashamed…then I was angry” – am’s story

A man smacked me on the butt as he passed me when we were crossing the street in opposite directions. He laughed. I hid in [a convenience store] as he and his friend sat outside theĀ [convenience store] on the steps of the Peabody. I waited until they left before I left the [convenience store]. I was ashamed that I was so afraid and then I was really, really angry. I carry pepper spray now.