Living unapologetically empowers others too

Several weeks ago I uttered the worst sentence in the English language. I said “That’s OK” when really it was not. It was not OK to me and it was not OK for the person to do what they did…

I had been taking money at a dance event when a guy tried to sneak in. He was being kind of an asshole about it. He said he just wanted to come in and watch. I charge everyone and eventually he gave up and joined his friend at the bar.

A short while later the event host talked to the men at the bar and then motioned to me to let them in. As they walked past me, the guy who had tried to sneak in suddenly turned and kissed me on the cheek. It was totally inappropriate! It felt like an assault to my personal space and I felt vulnerable and exposed. #metoo

Jacqueline Steenhuis