HOLLAwho? Meet El Paso

Meet Cassandra, the Story Collector fighting street harassment in El Paso, Texas.

What’s your signature Hollaback? I flare my nostrils, while staring creeps down. Sometimes, it involves my middle finger. You know, it just depends on what kind of mood I’m in.

What’s your craft? Letting sexists/racists/homophobes know what the fuck is up.

My superheroine power is … I can start a revolution in a miniskirt.

Why do you HOLLA? I HOLLA because everyone has the right to feel comfortable in their own skin.

Define your style: Valley Grrrl Intelligentsia.

What was your first experience with street harassment? Street harassment is so common –  my first experience was probably when I was in grade school walking to school.  Unfortunately woman and LGBTQ’s have had more than one experience with this issue. BUT!  Soon enough, we’ll all be talking about our last.

HOLLAfact about your city: El Paso was named one of the safest cities in the United States, alongside one of the most dangerous cities in the world.

If you could leave the world one piece of advice, what would it be? Challenge the oppressive system!

In the year 2020, street harassment … will be uncommon.

Say you’re Queen for the day, what would you do to end street harassment? Uhm.. what’s the best way to get rid of sexless toads?

What inspires you? Badass feminists who like to smash patriarchy, along with all the millions of other passionate activists fighting for a better world.

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