“If it happens again and I feel it’s safe enough, I’m going to speak out.” – Kiva’s story
There are often men hanging out at this gas station, and it’s not uncommon for someone to catcall even in the middle of the day when people are around.
These are generally hard to respond to, because they will say things like, “Hey ma, you got pretty pretty eyes” or “ooh, lookin good.” These are said in such a way that they are no longer compliments. You know, the usual: slow steps in your direction, looking you up and down, licking their lips, using a voice that says they wish they could take you behind the building.
I avoid the gas station. But if I end up there, and it happens again and I feel it’s safe enough, I’m going to speak out.