I’m currently 13, (going into eighth grade) and last summer (so i was twelve at the time) one of my friends invited me and two other girls (we were all really close) to stay at her grandparents beach house for a weekend. We were going to go walk around the town, and as we were walking this group of three or four boys who were playing maybe basketball? started whistling at us and lined up at the edge of the court and stared at us as we walked by. One of my friends had been wearing a tank top with spaghetti straps and short ripped jean shorts, and she got really upset and said that she was starting to feel really self conscious about her choice of clothing. I didn’t really make much of it at the time, as it was one of my first experiences with cat calling but now I am outraged thinking about it, I mean we were twelve. My friend looked fabulous in what she was wearing and she shouldn’t have to feel any differently because some disgusting teenage boys thought of and about us in a gross way. I know that many of you on this platform have gone through far worse, so I also just wanted to say that to those who are reading this, I’m so sorry that you have had to go through those things and know that I am here, silently supporting you, all of you. I really just hope that my small story may help someone out there realize that they aren’t alone, and any type of sexism is NOT okay.