You just made my day!! Thank you ❤️🔯 Am Yisrael Chai.
How open you want to be with it is your choice - I can’t dictate that. When I meet new people, I’m not like “Hey, I’m Jewish,” but when I do tell them about it I’m fairly open. Other than that, I’m generally outspoken on the internet or if I see complete BS in public. My connection to Judaism isn’t the only thing I want people to see in me, y’know? You do you, though. Yeah, that’s typically true. Thankfully, I don’t live in an antis emetic area at the moment.
I’m sorry to hear about your friends!! Happy to know that just because things are going crazy, that you won’t give up on your Judaism. I would definitely take self-defense classes; I’m actually planning on doing that this year. Maybe purchase some mace or a pocket knife. I’m sorry I can’t help more :/
Hopefully these sites can help more: http://www.womenonguard.com/-strse-template/safety-dsh-tips/Page.bok#26 & http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/Safety-Tips-sp-17.html