WAEP11 Top 15 Safety Tips for Women

Safety is your #1 priority

Wherever you are and wherever you go, your first priority is to ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones.

These 15 tips will help you do that. If you’d like to add to this list, leave a comment in the section below.

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Not being able to govern events, I govern myself

Top 15 Safety TipsĀ 

  1. Always have a way home from wherever you are
  2. Always have money for the bus, a taxi, a ferry, or a train
  3. Always have a fully charged phone
  4. Always have at least a 1/2 tank of gas
  5. Always walk with your head up
  6. Always walk like you’ve got somewhere to be
  7. Always think of what you wear or carry as a potential weapon
  8. Always know where you’ve parked your car
  9. Always lock your doors and windows
  10. Always ask for ID before unlocking your door
  11. Always watch people who’ve entered your home
  12. Always listen to your gut
  13. Always check your car before getting inside
  14. Always have a plan of “escape” when out on a date with someone new
  15. Always keep track of your drink

Badass Women in History Moment:

Victoria Woodhull

  • In 1868, she owned the first female-run stock brokerage company
  • In 1870, she founded and published the Woodhull & Clafin’s Weekly, a radical paper that was the first to publish the English translation of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto.
  • In 1872, she ran for US President with (quite possibly) the abolitionist Frederick Douglas as her running mate on the Equal Rights Party ticket.

Safety Tip of the Week:

Know how to change your spare tire.


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About KMiller

Kori Miller began studying self-defense when she was 17 years old. Over the years, her formal practice has seen its ups and downs, but her desire to continue learning never has. She's trained in Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan Karate, and Hapkido. It is this last style that won her heart. Her philosophy is, "don't be there, but if you must, then protect yourself." Your personal safety starts with a healthy respect for situational awareness and using powerfully, positive body language. Kori is an author, speaker, and trainer.
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