Tonight I had my first-ever speaking engagment with a group of interanational au pairs (or nannies) in Colts Neck, NJ. A big thanks to Martha Cowles at Cultural Care for recognizing the need for this demographic to learn how to defend themselves! My scary bad guy for the evening was Humberto, a lovely guy who is an au pair for two teen boys…and a big thanks to Johanna from Sweden who shared her story of being assuaulted with two of her friends in Linden, NJ a few months ago. So often we hear the advice that you should “Never walk alone” but stuff happens all the time to people in groups. No matter what, we must always keep up our intuitive radar and be bad victims!