Alice Driver is a freelance journalist and translator based in Mexico City. She is currently covering migration in Central America for Longreads. She is the author of More or Less Dead, and she is a 2017 Foreign Policy Interrupted Fellow.
Working as a reporter in Central America, I've gotten used to men asking if I'm married and offering unsolicited advice about how to live my life. While it's usually framed in some well-intentioned way, the subtext has been obvious: If you're a woman, you shouldn't be traveling alone.