While at fuel with two of my friends like five different guys yelled at one of my friends from cars.
During the last weeks of 2013, Hollaback! was featured by She Rights, The Vancouver Sun, The Vancouver Straight, The Province, Ottawa Citizen, Velvet Butter Blog, Truth Out and Jezebel (plus a few others that will surely be included once the holiday break is over and the press list is updated!).
Hollaback’s DD, Debjani Roy, was chosen as one of 20 women to join the 2013 Progressive Women’s Voices Class at the Women’s Media Center. Congrats!
Here’s what the HOLLAs around the world have been up to:
Hollaback! Vancouver was interviewed for their first radio spot!
Hollaback! Philly will be featured in an amazing documentary, Streets To Call Our Own! The film will cover “the emergence of the anti-street harassment movement and the current efforts of HollabackPHILLY … through the lens of Philadelphia.” Check out the trailer on the kickstater page.
Way to close out 2013 HOLLAs!!!!
-The Hollaback! Team
On the last day of our 31 days of HOLLA campaign, we would like to thank all of our Hollaback! site leaders for the amazing work that they do, and all of our donors for making our work possible.
On the 31st day of HOLLA, donate to the movement to end street harassment and help us continue to train and support site leaders around the world!
I feel so violated by their eyes. I live in a campus housing. I was getting out of the gym and I was wearing shorts and a t shirt, and as I turned the corner to exit, a bench was there and a man was sitting on the bench. He looked at my ass, then back at me without any wavering eyes. He just smiled at me and smirked at me, he didn’t even bother to look away. There was a long straight pathway to get back to my apartment, and he just stared at me the whole time even as I walked away into the distance. Another time I was at my school’s gym, and there were windows. I was on the Stairmaster, and custodians stopped doing their job to pause and look at my ass.. They were there for a good 5-10 minutes. I was stricken with fear. Ever since then I’ve been very uncomfortable around men who look at me like that, I have might have developed a bit of paranoia.
It’s really intimidating when two guys are staring at you and you’re outnumbered. It’s scary being alone and having to be stared down by guys you don’t even fucking know. They could do something to you, you know? So I just have to quickly finish what I came to do in whatever store and get the hell out of there. It’s a normalized experience, “Men do it all the time!” There is a difference, creeps.
On the 30th day of our 31 days of HOLLA campaign, all eyes are on Hollaback! Gent!
Hollaback! Gent launched in November 2012 and has just celebrated an exciting first year! They convinced people in Gent that street harassment is an issue that concerns everyone by organizing chalk walks for Anti-Street Harassment Week, creating a Dutch bystander card, hosting workshops and participating in debates all over Flanders.
Way to go Hollaback! Gent! To support the team, check out their site at
On the 29th day of HOLLA, we’re basking in the sunshine with team Hollaback! Los Angeles.
Hollaback! LA launched in April and since then, have blown us away. From on-the-ground workshops to presenting at HOLLA::Revolution, Hollaback! LA is a strong presence on the West Coast. Also, their team created, hands-down, one of the cutest cats against catcalling posters we’ve ever seen.
Support Hollaback! LA on their site at http://la.ihollaback.org/
On the 28th day of our 31 days of HOLLA, we’re highlight the amazing work of team Hollaback! South Africa!
This year Hollaback! South Africa’s site leader spoke about street harassment in South African Cosmopolitan Magazine. Whoa!
Show Hollaback! South Africa your support on their site at http://
On the 27th day of HOLLA, the spotlight is on team Hollaback! Kathmandu!
This year, Hollaback! Kathmandu site leader Supriya had a piece on street harassment published in Navyaata Magazine. Amazing!
On the 26th day of our 31 days of HOLLA, we’re turning the spotlight on Hollaback! Philly.
2013 has been an amazing year for Hollaback! Philly. In early April, Hollaback! Philly’s anti-street harassment ads went up in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) trains all over the city. On May 25th, Hollaback! Philly celebrated the launch of their comic book, Hollaback: Red, Yellow, Blue, which you should check out right now! And, just this November, Hollaback! Philly held a public hearing on street harassment with city council!
Way to go team Hollaback! Philly! Show them your support on the 26th day of HOLLA at http://philly.ihollaback.org/
It’s the 25th day of our 31 days of HOLLA and today we’re looking at team Hollaback! Chandigarh.
On March 15th, Hollaback! Chandigarh organized the first ever Queer Pride March in the city, bringing out over 200 supporters. It was the first time LGBTQIA issues were addressed publicly in Chandigarh. On May 2nd, one of the site leaders, Rubina, was featured in Femina, an extremely well-known national magazine in India, chronicling her success as a Site Leader for Hollaback!
To learn more about Hollaback! Chandigarh, check out their profile in Hollaback!’s 2013 State of the Streets Report.
Go Hollaback! Chandigarh! To support Hollaback! Chandigarh, check out their site at http://chd.ihollaback.org/