25 minutes ago
"so what is it that you're running away from?" a portuguese man asked me one night.
i wasn't sure how to mansplain back to him that it's possible for women to travel simply for the love of it, and not the negligence of something else.
you don't have to run away from one thing to be in pursuit of another.
why is a solo-traveling woman still such a foreign concept to so many?
perhaps the idea that a woman who knows what she wants in life and goes after it is still too much of a pill to swallow for easily-intimidated, laringytis-having men.
alas, if this lifestyle is simply me "running away", then pardon my stamina as i take another lap. ✌🏾🏃🏾♀️💨