What is the main point of your story, what do you want people to take away, and why did you select it?
The main point is that we should always be careful where we are, just because as a female, we are more of a target to gender-based violence… I think that people should know that even though they are trying to be safe, sometimes that's just not enough. You may have to put restrictions that you can't go out late at night. It's unfair, but it is a little safer... This story just happened so publicly that you wouldn't think someone would do something like that. Like out in public, everyone could see it, but it didn't stop the guy from violating me.
Did you feel you contributed to other young women?
Yes, I did… I hope I didn't scare women into thinking that we can't be independent and be our own person. We can. We just have to be smart about it. Even as a male, I think we shouldn't walk out at night… We just have to be smart about it.