How I stopped a man from mugging me

Photo by Eutah Mizushima on Unsplash

I was 15 and a junior at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. I took the subway home from school.

One Friday, instead of going straight home, some friends and I went for ice cream. Then I went to a book store near the Empire State Building. By the time I was done browsing the aisles, it was after 8 PM and dark. I went to…

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Shefali O'Hara

Shefali O'Hara

Cancer survivor, writer, engineer. BSEE from MIT, MSEE, and MA in history. Love nature, animals, books, art, and interesting discussions.