My Life Is A Movie Analysis

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It’s a universal truth that vacations are absolutely necessary (go ahead, tell me I’m wrong). Also a truth: Sometimes schedules just don’t align, friends have other plans or don’t have the money to pick up and go, and you’re left with two choices—stay home or go it alone.

I’m a huge fan of traveling by yourself—you’re not beholden to your friend’s obnoxious desire to visit every single museum within city limits, and you can eat where you want, stay where you want, and take as many selfies as you want, free of judgment or time constraints.

But there’s a downside to all of this. Traveling alone as a woman, sadly, requires vigilance no matter where you are, and especially in foreign countries. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Paris or Peru, the fact that you’re just one person—and female—makes you a potential target for assault, robbery, and other things that make you wish you were born with XY chromosomes. Still, that’s no reason to cancel your plans, you just have to go about your trip in the right way.
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She’s traveled to more than 30 countries on six continents—mostly solo—and says that confidence is
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