Pitched in a city parc tonight, I hear people coming towards me. I put my hood down, so their not scared of me. Then I realise :  Their tone of voice didn’t change, their footsteps neither. They were relaxed. 

They weren’t scared of me in my black hoodie. This is Japan. 😀 
The same circumstances in Europe would have me keep my hood up, hiding my feminine features, scared of being robbed, harassed, assaulted, raped.

I am not looking forward to going back, most times…