Fieldwork for many researchers is a challenging experience but female fieldworkers can face additional challenges seldom experienced by their male counterparts. I personally know at least one woman who was raped on a fieldtrip and in this video I recount my experience with sexual harassment in one community where I conducted research:

The following video is one I made in 2015 when I was making videos retelling stories I included in a memoir about my childhood growing up in a hoarding family, so part of the emphasis of this video is about the hoarding experience, but I include the video here because it’s the story of how I was raped when I was 16 years old and I think some interesting issues come up in the story, including issues of how racial and sexual stereotypes intersect in the United States: