Damsel in Defense
Owner, Mckenzee Williams. Model, Michaela Plotner. Photo by Chuck Coleman.
*As seen on page 121 of South's August/September Style Issue
The Ultimate You: Fashion
It’s empowering for women to feel beautiful in their own skin, even more so when they can maintain their own personal style while staying safe and secure. Self-defense tools have long been available to women, but never in a way that they’d actually want to show off to their friends. Damsel in Defense director McKenzee Williams is working to change that. “Fashion and function can go hand in hand. A stun gun can be both beautiful and powerful,” says Williams. “A woman can carry a stun gun disguised as a camera and a high quality conceal carry bag without feeling out of place. I’ve heard from customer after customer how much safer they feel having something in their hand while walking to their car after work.” Damsel in Defense offers beautifully designed products that make women feel fashionable, while also being equipped, empowered and educated to defend themselves.
Alertness is key with situational awareness. There is evil lurking and ignoring that won’t make it go away. Always pay attention to whom and what is around you. Cell phones and headphones make you an easy target for attackers. Keep your eyes and ears free from distraction while you are out and make eye contact with those you pass.
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