Appalachian Ohio, Athens GA, Atlanta, Berkeley, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia MO, Columbus, Des Moines, Durham & Chapel Hill, East Lansing, Fredericksburgh VA, Houston, Los Angeles, Muncie IN, New York City, NYU, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Plattsburgh, Richmond VA, San Francisco, Tucson, Twin Cities
Meet Anna, the Mind Reader fighting street harassment in Lyon, France.
What’s your signature Hollaback? I’m not interested.
What was your first experience with street harassment? I was 13 and going back home after school. A man had followed me, he came walking right next to me, pointed a page of the porn magazine he was holding and asked me if I used to swallow semen.
HOLLAfact about your city: I’m from Lyon, France. Its Latin name was Lugdunum. It was the city of Antoine de Saint Exupéry, author of The Little Prince.
My superheroine power is … I can read your minds, guys.
Why do you HOLLA? Because I don’t see myself like they see me, and they have to know it.
What do you collect? Cool origami
If you could leave the world one piece of advice, what would it be? Don’t capitulate!
Share whatever you’d like here. My mom said to me when I was a kid that she would fight like a lioness if she saw anyone touching me in the street. This is exacly how I see all the hollabackers in the world.
Say you’re Queen for the day, what would you do to end street harassment? I would turn harassers into women and force them to spend 24 hours in the subway (yeah, I don’t want to be a queen if I can’t have superpowers).
Author comments are in a darker gray color for you to easily identify the posts author in the comments