I was quite glad to finally enter secondary school. Primary school had been a bit hard on my nerves. It was my first weeks. I was very much looking forward to the maths lessons. I had a lot of admiration for the teacher who happened to be the headmaster too. He was always wearing a… Continue reading First maths lessons
One day though, it was different. We were told to draw a man. The lady insisted that it had to be drawn accurately and that we shouldn’t forget any bit.
Careful, this post might be upsetting. I still remember it like it was yesterday. I still feel the anger, the shame, and the powerlessness even though I had done nothing wrong apart from being female. It was a school day like every other day. Waiting outside in the rain, in the early morning. A small… Continue reading Young girl groped at school
I wonder to how many women this happened. My boss told me to settle at his bachelor pad. A few years ago, I was looking for a job. It was rather complicated to find a suitable position. I used to work internationally, to go to Asia, organise events, and was writing a lot. Back in… Continue reading Boss tells new female employee to settle at his place
Some time ago, I wanted to quit a job. It’s not that easy to break a job contract. After a few months in a terrible working place, I really wanted to leave. It was beyond toxic. I didn’t feel safe. It reached a point when I had to ask people to accompany me as I… Continue reading Woman harassed by union representative
A teacher was singing alt-right songs in the staff room. I couldn’t contain myself. I told him off. Later he did an assault attempt while the other members of staff all had the Kitty Genovese syndrome, abandoning me to my fate.
Since I wrote this short autobiographical piece in 2014, I cut my hair again. It looks like one never really heals from bullying. I find that some schools, particularly where I used to live, still don’t implement efficient anti-bullying interventions. Until very recently, I had been wearing my hair short. Short as in shorter than men’s… Continue reading Bully tears off hair of young school girl