Exclusive figures obtained by ITV News Anglia have revealed a sharp rise in hate crime across the region.
Incidents of race and religious hate crime have increased by more than a third - with some areas seeing increases of more than 75%.
One woman, who wants only to be known as Shana, says the abuse she receives because of her religious beliefs has become so frequent she feels "scared to exist".
Although used to the comments and gestures, she says she is being targeted now more than ever before.
Last month, in her home town of Dunstable, Shana reported three incidents to police in the space of just two weeks.
But even before the latest round of terror attacks - including the Manchester Arena bombing and London Bridge attack - race and religious hate crime were on the rise.
Figures obtained through a freedom of information request show the number of reported incidents went up by 48% in the first quarter of this year compared with the same time last year.
The biggest spike was In Hertfordshire, which had an increase of 77%, followed by Cambridgeshire where it rose by 71%.
In Essex, the number of incidents increased by 56%.
- Bedfordshire - up 21%
- Northamptonshire - up by 7%
- Suffolk - up by 2%
- Norfolk - down by 32%
Police forces across the region say that a drive to get more people reporting hate crime is partly responsible for the rise.
But recent terror attacks in London and in Manchester mean those numbers have continued to climb.
At his mosque in Peterborough, Amir Suleman says first Brexit and then a string of terror attacks led to anger against the Muslim community.
He said most stories seem to be about women being targeted by men. Although mostly verbal abuse, others have had hijabs ripped off.