I’m so sorry you had to go through this. I didn’t have as severe of an incident as you, but traveling alone in Peru was fraught with harassment and sexual aggression. At one point I had to push a hostel manager off me with no one else in the hostel at the moment. I was so glad to leave South America.
And I’m glad you see that it isn’t your fault. This is the way women are terrorized, which makes us easier to control in so many ways. You have every right to be free in the world. It is the complicity of society in these acts that is horrendous, that makes everyone who furthers the narrative that you should have stayed inside your prison cell accomplices in the terrorizing of women all over the world.
Thank you for sharing your story.