06/06/2014 10:26 am ET Updated Jun 06, 2014

I Was The Victim Of Street Harassment At Eight Months Pregnant

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Last Friday afternoon I waited for the bus in downtown LA after dropping off a rental I’d been driving while my car was in the shop. Hopping public transit alone would normally be a piece of cake, but at eight-and-a-half months pregnant I’ve been feeling a very specific kind of vulnerable. The stakes feel inherently higher now that I am responsible for both my own life and that of my unborn daughter. Plus, let’s be honest -- if any situation called for a quick getaway (it’s possible I watch too much true crime TV?), my speed waddle just wouldn’t cut it.

Still, I decided to forego my husband’s suggestion to grab a Lyft if it felt like too much and the concern of the sweet Enterprise employee about creeps on the bus. I’m an independent woman, dammit. I would be fine.

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