All self-defense strategies come down to these five choices.
Run, the first skill, may involve running as fast as you can. But it’s really anything that gets you out of harm’s way. It could be walking, wheeling, or driving away. It could be not showing up for a meeting or date. It could be leaving a relationship or a job. It may mean cutting off contact with a family member. Anything that makes you Not.Be.There. for the harassment, abuse, or assault that’s happening (or might happen).
Defend Yourself team members have:
- Cut off contact with homophobic parents
- Ended abusive relationships
- Runaway from attackers
- Left jobs with toxic bosses
…and much more!
When have you used a “run” technique? Tell us your story and if you tell us it’s okay, we may share it in the spirit of skill-building.