HOLLAWho? Meet Chandigarh.

Meet Rubina, the eternal optimist fighting street harassment in Chandigarh, India. 

Why do you HOLLA? Because any kind of harassment is not okay!

What’s your craft? I’m a lawyer.

HOLLAfact about your city: Chandigarh is one of the cleanest and most well-planned cities in India

What was your first experience with street harassment? My first experience was when I was 16 years old. I was walking from home to a nearby market and a group of boys started following me. They were hooting and commenting. My first reaction was to find a way out of the situation. I quickened my pace and entered a shop where I knew the owner. I stayed inside until I saw them leave.

Define your style: I am an eternal optimist. I like to believe the best of people. I try to understand why people do the things that they do. No one is inherently evil and if you just try a little, you can connect to the human inside of everyone.

Say you’re Queen for the day.  What would you do to end street harassment? All harassers would have to pay a $100 fine for each incident of harassment and the money would be used to fund Hollaback! campaigns all over the world!

If you could leave the world one piece of advice, what would it be? To let go of judgements.

My superheroine power is…positivity!

What inspires you? The amazing strength of the human spirit.

In the year 2020, street harassment…will be a thing of the past.

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