Love Letter: Never Inevitable – The New York Times

When Ariella Steinhorn was 15, a group of teenage boys tackled her at a bus stop.

After that, she began to feel that physical and sexual aggression by men was almost inevitable.

In her Modern Love essay, “The Slap That Changed Everything,” Ms. Steinhorn explains how, at 30, she realized that she and other women deserved to move through the world freely, without fear of danger.

Want to find out how Modern Love storytelling comes to life through text, TV and audio? Join the Modern Love editors Daniel Jones and Miya Lee and the Modern Love podcast host Anna Martin at this year’s Tribeca Festival in New York City.

On June 14, we’re hosting a program devoted to the world of Modern Love with a special guest, the actress Kim Cattrall, who will be reading one of her favorite Modern Love essays onstage.

Find more information and get tickets here.