“I want people to know”
Waiting on a bus at Elephant and Castle a teenager ran past and punched me on the backside – assuming I was just in his way I didn’t think much of it until I walked to the approaching bus at another stand and I saw the same boy walking to my right, hide behind the bus stop then run out and do the same thing again; he returned to his friendship group who were all laughing and possibly filming this.
It was obviously directed at punching/ grabbing my behind and was only because I was a female. I felt really uncomfortable, body conscience questioning my clothing, and my own body – having had an eating disorder previously it triggered body image issues. I want people to know because I feel I can’t report it as I don’t know who it was or anything else and would be laughed at – just because it was a punch rather than a grab it shouldn’t be seen as different.