merzbildschwet asked: I have a serious problem. As a woman, especially a transwoman, I feel like I'm too weak to defend myself. I can't even do a pushup, it's pathetic, but that's always how it's been. I'm just way too weak and way too easily intimidated and I just don't feel like I can defend myself from attacks or even #rape, and it scares me so much. I've never been a victim of any sort of violence yet, but I still can't help feeling helpless and I just need some kind of advice to help me get over this.
Hi there. I am a trans woman of color who also has this issue and worries about it constantly to the point where I don’t go outside often. My advice would be to surround yourself with people you feel safe around, don’t be alone, and arm yourself in one way or another. I would definitely have some good recommendations for self defense tools to keep on you if you are at all interested
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