State of the Streets: Boston

“I’ve had entire days ruined as I mull over what I wish I had said instead on my morning commute. It’s a waste of energy, and Hollaback! to me is an outlet for this energy, a place to channel my frustration and anger and share my experiences with the world.” – Kate Ziegler
“I saw Hollaback! as a movement I could get behind and wanted to be involved in. As a woman born and raised in the city, I was tired of being harassed every time I left my house; I was tired of the normalcy. The Hollaback! movement has helped me grow as an assertive individual who is passionate about sharing Hollaback! with her community.” – Jane M. Carper

 
Jane M. Carper, Britni Clark, Kate Ziegler, Angela Della Porta and Devon Audie make up our outstanding Hollaback! Boston team.  Their organizational partners include a variety of local organizations committed to empowering women and combating domestic violence and sexual assault in Boston.  Angela is most excited about Hollaback! Boston’s street harassment diaries. These reflections include posts by Boston site leaders as well as posts about incidents of harassment and the emotional repercussions of those experiences.  The diaries powerfully express the ongoing and ever-present nature of street harassment in women’s lives. Despite being a new team, Hollaback! Boston has already begun making public appearances and looks forward to building relationships with local legislators and government.

 

To read our entire 2012 State of the Streets Report, click here.  Donate to keep this movement moving.

 

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