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Gina is a writer ❅ mental health advocate ♡ who lives in Berlin and is a life, vegan food & inter-sectional feminist. #recoveryisworthit ☼ @gini.travels.world

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I’ve had an amazing day at the demonstration today and I felt happy and connected to my friends and my queer peers at the queer block. But on my way home, two guys harassed me, with a quality of aggression that’s new to me. I had a solid panic attack (which I thought were over) at the supermarket and since then I can’t stop crying. It’s just too much. And I can’t.
Here is to every time I’ve been yelled at in the streets. To every time I’ve been cat called. To every time someone whistled and called me hottie and baby and “come over here, sexy”. To every time I’ve seen gestures and faces telling me I was a piece of meat, free for male consumption. To every time I’ve been touched without asking for it. To every time I was stared at with huge eyes like I was candy. To every time someone put my hands on their dick, kissed me, had sex with me without my consent. To every time someone called me ugly and a bitch and told me to fuck off when I refused a drink, a dance, a phone number, a look. To every fucking time I took a car or taxi because I can’t stand one more single time of any of this.
I wanted to write something strong about today when it happened again but I can’t stop crying and I feel weak and powerless. I just wanted to tell you that it happens to all of us, to headscarf and hot pants, to bare skin and tattoos and crop tops and baggy shirts and high heels and boots and sober and drunk and single and taken and you are never ever ever alone in this. And it’s never your fault. #survivor #nofilter#nonothing

Tw: sexual violence. . . . I’ve had an amazing day at the demonstration today and I felt happy and connected to my friends and my queer peers at the queer block. But on my way home, two guys harassed me, with a quality of aggression that’s new to me. I had a solid panic attack (which I though were over) at the supermarket and since then I can’t stop crying. It’s just too much. And I can’t. . Here is to every time if been yelled at in the streets. To every time I’ve been cat called. To every time someone whistled and called me hottie and baby and “come over here, sexy”. To every time I’ve seen gestures and faces telling me I was a piece of meat, free for male consumption. To every time I’ve been touched without asking for it. To every time I was stared at with huge eyes like I was candy. To every time someone put my hands on their dick, kissed me, had sex with me without my consent. To every time someone called me ugly and a bitch and told me to fuck off when I refused a drink, a dance, a phone number, a look. To every fucking time I took a car or taxi because I can’t stand one more single time of any of this. I wanted to write something strong about today when it happened again but I can’t stop crying and I feel weak and powerless. I just wanted to tell you that it happens to all of us, to headscarf and hot pants, to bare skin and tattoos and crop tops and baggy shirts and high heels and boots and sober and drunk and single and taken and you are never ever ever alone in this. And it’s never your fault. #survivor #nofilter #nonothing

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