I have been heckled several times by a large group of drunk/ high/ homeless men as I walk through Lister park in Bradford on the way to work in the mornings. They call out loudly ‘Hello darling’ in a way that’s impossible to ignore. I look straight ahead and don’t respond. I haven’t had any abuse shouted at me for not responding but I have a feeling its only a matter of time. I have anxiety and this makes me worried about walking through the park by myself. I don’t want to have to walk a different way, I love looking at all the trees and flowers in the morning before I spend all day in an office… And walking through the park is where I practice mindfulness in the morning, which is meant to help with anxiety. I feel like I shouldn’t have to change my route… I wish I had the courage to stand up to them. I just want to walk to work without having to be anxious that I’m going to be harassed!