IA’s Story

I was walking up Cordova Street passed a line-up consisting of little pockets of guys grouped together. I am totally comfortable walking in the Downtown Eastside compared to most places in Vancouver but I felt a little uncomfortable as a man with his friends was leaning against the wall and eyeing me up and down.

As he stared at my chest, he yelled “you’ve got a great upper body”. I stopped turned around and said “What you said to me is totally disgusting. Do you want me to take your picture with my phone?” He said no. I said again “What you said was disgusting. If you wouldn’t say it to your mom, your sister or even your daughter, DO NOT say it to me.” He stared at me in disbelief, his friends all turned away and I stormed off.