The photograph above was taken on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 11:02 AM - and was the first pepper spray we ever gave away!
We gave away just 20 free pepper sprays that day as a test to gauge reactions from women we stopped on the jogging trail around Lady Bird Lake in Austin, TX. Of those we approached, only two women didn't want one. Everyone else was really enthusiastic and grateful, and this gave us a great boost and encouraged us to keep going.
The first pepper spray giveaway was over in just 15 minutes, but it was a start. We are big believers in taking one step at a time - that's how you walk a million miles!