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  • Writer's pictureanonymous woman

My mum used to like to travel. As a widow the trips were made affordable by mum sharing a room with another woman also travelling alone. Mum took a coach trip around Tasmania and was put in a share room with a person who said they were female on their booking form.

It was clear to everyone on the trip that this person was not a biological female. Mum had no choice but to share the bathroom and room with this person. The tour company said as the person said they were female there was nothing the company could do and no other rooms were available. This was the last trip mum took other than when family could travel with her.

The experience of sharing a bedroom and bathroom with a man identifying as a woman left her feeling unsafe and vulnerable and unable to risk travelling alone again. The appropriate behaviour for the person would have been to get a room to themself.


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