The Lion of Serengeti or When Machismo Becomes Violent!

August 13, 2019

I was twelve years old, and the men were lined up against the street, near Lassen Market verbally harassing me with catcalls in Spanish, “oye Chula que bonita estas” as I walked rapidly to run errands for Mi Mama en route to the grocery store or post office.
They looked at me as if I were a juicy steak instead of an innocent child.