This is for women who want to feel empowered and learn the simple steps they can take to make them and their families significantly safer and feel more comfortable out and about. In this meetup we will learn that in self-defense, you don't have to be strong, you have to be smart. You will learn that it is much easier to avoid a potential situation than to fight. You will learn that self-defense is not complicated, it's simply a matter of changing your habits. You will learn what it means to 'trust your instincts.' As Maya Angelou said 'When people show you who they are believe them.' This meetup is experiential; you will have the opportunity to participate if you choose to.