We’ve done quite a lot of shouting about our Ila Dusk; but with good reason.
I am still holding strong to my last remaining year of teenage-hood and as this is one of the quintessential age groups to Ila, I thought it appropriate for me to write about it.
As you can see from my picture; my Ila takes prime spot on my handbag. I think this in itself is a useful tool in staying safe. If a potential attacker can see you have a personal alarm, there is less of a chance that they will attempt to attack you. When the chain is pulled out, a female scream sounds to hopefully scare off an attacker whilst you have time to gather your wits about you and run away. The Ila is reusable and the scream last for over eight minutes.
I readily admit that I am not as safety-aware as I might be whilst living in London – and I know I shouldn’t take this for granted. Luckily I have never had a hairy moment where I have been threatened whilst sauntering back home but I think everyone, no matter what age, will feel defenceless in risky situation at some point.
Between Sainsbury’s and home there is a stretch of river that is beautiful to stroll down in the day but is transformed into a long, dark and mildly terrifying power-walk at night. It’s at times such as these that I feel much better having my Ila and knowing that it is close to hand.