A Week in Our Shoes

Week in Our Shoes: Educating the Masses Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week Hollaback! was featured in Global Voices Online, Huffington Post, South China Morning Post, The Week, Rabble.ca, News 12 Bronx, Pix 11Bustle, International Business Times, Winnipeg Free Press, and The New York Observer.

At the mothership, Deputy Director, Debjani Roy was interviewed on Fox News’ “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson,” and was absolutely fabulous as she discussed street harassment. If you haven’t checked out the interview yet, be sure to correct that and click here

HOLLAs around the world have been up to: 

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio did two workshops on consent for the women incarcerated at Southeast Ohio Regional Jail and painted their derby car in preparation for the Athens County Fair!

10525666_648802028567292_8593127685543213811_nHollaback! Bahamas were on “The Conversation with Shenique Miller” - a new radio talk show focused on women. They were joined by two Crisis Centre volunteers and talked about domestic violence, dating, and street harassment. They’ve also been invited to join her in a few weeks for a series of show to educate the public on the upcoming equality referendum. Great job, guys!

Hollaback! Plattsburgh is holding a fundraiser concert this weekend with the band, THOUGHTCRIME. If you’re in the area, make sure to check it out!

Hollaback! Victoria BC hosted a chalk walk this past weekend. Pictures from the event can be found here!

Hollaback! Sheffield also hosted the Tramlines Chalk Walk this past weekend!

Hollaback! BMore hosted an online fundraiser with SugarBaltimore where if you buy something NSFW from the store on Aug 1, Hollaback! Bmore would get 10% of the proceeds.

Hollaback! Vancouver was able to get the Vancouver Transit Police to take down slut shaming transit ads in subway trains. Not only that, but they were also able to get a sincere apology from the VTP, and Hollaback! VAncouver will be on the board to approve the replacement ads. Awesome work!

Amazing work all around HOLLAs! Til next time-

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback Team

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Week in Our Shoes: Making the Impossible Possible Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week, Hollaback! was featured in The Week Magazine, NY Daily News, Voice of San Diego, Londonist, The Huffington Post, and Take Part.

At the mothership, Deputy Director, Debjani Roy, spoke at a press conference about the harassment of women and LGBT folks on public transit.

We would like to say THANK YOU to our Summer Interns from the Moxie Project at Duke Engage. Thanks, Jessica and Rebecca for all of your hard work in keeping the movement going!

Here’s what HOLLAs around the world have been up to:

Hollaback! Boston testified at the Legislative hearing for the Safe Access Bill, which works to reinstate a buffer zone that ensures everyone can access reproductive healthcare safely, which ended up being passed! They also co-sponsored the Supreme Rally in support of the bill, and hosted their summer Take Back The Bar event which was great!

Hollaback! Bmore is hosting Make Your Own Quilt Square! this weekend to support survivors of rape and abuse. If you’re in the area, make sure to stop by!

Hollaback! Berlin’s site leader Julie Brilling will be hosting a talk later today, called Awesome Comebacks to Street Harassment. So if you’re in the area, make sure to check it out! Also, Julie Brilling and was featured in the magazine, Lisa, along with Hollaback for their “Women of the Week” section. Keep up the great work Julie!

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Hollaback! Philly will be taking over Comic Con! They will be doing a safety audit this weekend along with interviewing cosplayers taking

signatures on their petition. Hollaback! Philly was also featured in the LA Times. Their comic con harassment piece was the comic con cover story for opening day. Awesome indeed!

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio hosted 5 workshops at Athens Rock Camp for Girls, including one on media literacy, two on street harassment and bystander intervention, and two on assertive communication and self defense, for 25 girls ages 12-18. They also did did a one hour training on Hollaback! and bystander intervention for 10 folks getting trained to run the crisis line for Ohio University Survivor Advocacy’s Outreach Program for Meigs, Athens, and Perry Counties! Great work, guys!

Hollaback! Melbourne participated in the Wicked Camper Thingy protest, where they protested a company that supplies travellers with vans that has ridiculous sexist, homophobic and racist slogans on them from Queensland. Great work!

Hollaback! Brussels got a shout out on the Stop Street Harassment Blog! Check the awesome article here!

Hollaback! Belfast’s volunteer, Orlaith Hendron, won the LGBT Advocate of the Year for Belfast Pride! Congrats! They will also be in the Pride Parade on Saturday!

Contiune the great work HOLLAs! Til next time-

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

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A Week in Our Shoes

Week in Our Shoes: Rallying for Justice Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week, Hollaback! was featured in Straight.com, The Spec, Grist, Boston Magazine, Open Democracy, CBS Boston, and La Repubblica.

At the mothership, Deputy Director, Debjani Roy, hosted two trainings to SYEP through Catholic Charities about street harassment and bystander intervention tips. Executive Director, Emily May met with the Domestic Violence Commissioner and is participating this weekend in Up the River Endeavors.

10500372_670889362979304_7302927110664037061_nHere’s what HOLLAs around the world have been up to:

Hollaback! Korea was featured in this awesome interview with Cafe Seoul Podcast where they discussed street harassment in South Korea.

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio did two screenings of Killing Us Softly 4 for the women at the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail. They will also be hosting a screening of Wonder Woman! The Untold Story of American Superheroines along with a screening printing party. So if you’re in the area, make sure to stop by!

Hollaback! Victoria marched at the Victoria Pride Parade this weekend and handed out these niffy lollipops.

Hollaback! Boston participated in the Supreme Rally for Women’s Equality, a rally protesting the Supreme Court rulings on the Hobby Lobby and Buffer Zone cases which were huge steps back for the women’s health and reproductive rights. Co-director Britni was interviewed by CBS Boston at the rally which can be found here.

Hollaback! Italia hosted a super rad Chalk Walk this past weekend. Pics of the event can be found here!

Hollaback! Bahamas held a session with over 60 7th and 8th grade students as part of the Forward Onto College and Upward to Success program. They spoke about street harassment and held small group discussions where students analyzed the roots of street harassment and ways they can help prevent it from happening. Hollaback! Bahamas was also on Guardian Radio 96.9FM where they discussed activism in the Bahamas and how citizens need to become more involved in making change happen. 

Always awesome to see HOLLAs doing kickass things. Til next time-

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

 

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Week in Our Shoes: Stomping Prejudice with Pride Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week, Hollaback! was featured in the Ottawa Community News, All Voices, and News 1.

unnamedAt the mothership, we marched at Pride this past weekend and looked fabulous while doing so. Also, we co-hosted a webinar with Women’s Health Specialists about self-help!

Here’s what HOLLAs all over the world have been up to:

Hollaback! Cleveland participated in the Cleveland Pride Parade. Pics of the event can be found here!

Hollaback! Durham & Chapel Hill participated in PuNk CuTs eXtRaVaGaNzA, a super rad fundraiser for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Hollabackers shaved their heads to support and raise money for the center. Too cool for school, guys!

Hollaback! BMore co-hosted Make Your Own Quilt Square, an event where people were able to share their stories with rape/sexual assault and also to show their support for survivors through quilt squares. This event was part of The Monument Quilt. Pics from the event can be found here!

Hollaback! Italia marched at three Pride Parades this past weekend: Milan, Venice, and Turin! Way to show your support guys!

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio was at the annual conference Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. They spoke about the intersectionality of race and sexual assault along with ways to bring women of color leaders into the movement.

Hollaback! Berlin hosted My Name in Not Baby! this past weekend, and not only were they able to engage in discussion with others about street harassment and ways to prevent it, they also engaged in powerful dialogue about collective resistance. Great job, guys!

Hollaback! London is looking for some awesome volunteers to join their amazing team. So, if you’re in the London area and want to help, click here!

Great job as always HOLLAs! Til next week-

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback Staff

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Week in Our Shoes: Sassy Strides Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week Hollaback was featured  in Brigitte, Denpubs, Ottawa Community News, Capital New York, Daily News, chEEk Magazine, Press Republican, The Dartmouth, CNNMoney, and The Knight Foundation.

At the mothership, Executive Director Emily May met with New Moon Girls to discuss ways to teach young girls about street harassment. Emily also met with the NYPD to discuss ways in which the city of New York could work together to cut down on street harassment in public transportation. A busy badass, that Emily.

Also, if you’re in the area and haven’t already, sign up to march with Hollaback! NYC at the NYC Pride Parade this weekend. It’s pretty much guaranteed that we’ll be the most fabulous group there so come join in on fun! Info can be found here!

10354133_891141374236096_3667008620943058595_nHere’s what HOLLAs all over the world have been up to:

Hollaback! Bahamas presented at Sugar + Spice, a one day event for girls 8-13, teaching them about
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 discussed feminism and street harassment with 50+ girls and earned some cools points with the kids with their awesome presentation. Swell job, guys!

Hollaback! Halifax had a super cool Chalk Walk this weekend. Pics from the event can be found here!

Hollaback! Columbus hosted a Pride themed Chalk Walk!

Hollaback! LA marched at the Los Angles Pride Parade!

! Berlin is hosting a super rad event, My Name is not Baby!, with street artist and Hollaback favorite, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, about street harassment tonight. If you’re in the Berlin area, definitely make sure to check it out!

Hollaback! Pittsburgh marched in the PGH Dyke Trans March! Pics can be found here!

Hollaback! Bmore tabled at the Baltimore Free Farm as part of their #SaferSpacesBmore campaign.

Hollaback! Edinburgh marched in the Scotia Pride Parade! Pics can be found here!

There you have it, folks. Til next week-

Holla and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

 

 

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Week in Our Shoes: Reclaiming Our Space Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week Hollaback was featured in Ottawa Citizen, Philly.com, The Frisky, Na:Temat, Codziennik Feministyczny, Hull Daily Mail and Stop Street Harassment.

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Hollaback! Boston looking fabulous at Pride!

At the mothership, our awesome Cats against Catcalling inflatable is making its rounds around New York City. From HollaRev to Pink Melon Joy, the HollaCat is fighting street harassment one hiss at a time. Hollaback! NYC is also preparing for Pride which will be a total blast. So, if you haven’t already, sign up to march with Hollaback! NYC on June 29th here!

Here’s what HOLLAs around the world have been up to:    

Hollaback! Philly along with Nuala Cabral of FAANMAIL spoke at assemblies at Cristo Rey High School throughout the week, teaching students about street harassment and sharing stories related to the topic. Also, Hollaback! Philly has been working endlessly to bring awareness and to help end Cosplay harassments at conventions.

Hollabakck! LA joined the Ovarian Psycos, a super rad group of womyn and womyn identified bikers, for the event Enough is Enough: Full Moon Ride, a lunar bike ride that consisted of discussions about how to combat street harassment and ways to protect oneself from such harassment.

Hollaback! Baltimore hosted a Baltimore Bartenders Safer Spaces Meeting, where they engaged with Baltimore Bartenders in discussing ways to keep patrons harassment free during these busy summertime months.

Hollaback! Polska co-authored and published a statement about the reproductive rights in Poland alongside anti-cyber bullying and anti-harassment statements. The English version can be found here.

Hollaback! Plattsburgh hosted a Flash Fundraiser with Paul Carson in order to print more educational material! They surpassed their minimal goal and lost a bit of hair in the process, but all for a great cause!

Hollaback! Vancouver hosted its first ever Chalk Walk! Pictures and a brief recap of the event can be found here.

Hollaback! Boston marched in Boston’s Pride Parade and handed out their super rad zine about street harassment.

Hollaback! Croatia marched in the Zagreb Pride Parade. Pics from the event can be found here!

Amazing work, as always HOLLAs! Til next time-

Holla and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

 

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Week In our Shoes: Makin’ Art, Makin’ Progress Edition

10334336_248586698660657_8881023147779092583_nHey Hollabackers! 

This week, Hollaback! was featured in Brooklyn Daily EagleWFUV’s Cityscape, DNAinfo New York, Young Feminist Wire, Capital Geek Girls, Irish Examiner, and Philly Pedals

At the mothership, we spoke at Council Member Laurie Cumbo’sGirl Power Event, leading discussions about street harassment with the amazing Street Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. We also made cool anti- street harassment posters that were wheatpasted around the city (pictured). More photos from the event can be found here.

Executive Director, Emily May, and Juliana of Think Olga hosted a webinar about the #endsh movement in Brazil. Also, we participated in the 5th Annual Father’s Day Pledge Against Violence on the steps of City Hall.

Here’s what HOLLAs around the world have been up to: 

Hollaback! Ottawa held a successful Chalk Walk this past weekend. Check out the rad photos from the event here!

Hollaback! Des Moines held its Monthly Meetup.

Hollaback! Bahamas signed on to participate in Sugar+Spice, a one day event for girls 8-13, where they’ll be discussing feminism and street harassment with 50+ girls.

Hollaback! Korea hosted a discussion at the Gwangju GIC Talk where they discussed street harassment, shared stories from around the world, and taught the audience bystander intervention techniques. Pictures from the rad event can be found here.

Hollaback! Plattsburgh socked out stigma with the Anti Stigma Alliance of Champion Valley at First Weekends Plattsburgh where they brought attention to the issues surrounding street harassment and fundraised while tie-dying awesome socks.

Hollaback! Bmore is hosting free events all through the month of June in celebration of Pride. Check out their schedule here!

Hollaback! Sarajevo participated at Peace Event Sarajevo 2014,where they hosted a two day presentation about street harassment for students from around the world. They also participated in panels that brought awareness to gender based violence in conflicts and spoke of the importance of the participation of women in government and the military.

Hollaback! Italia hosted a “How to Holla Back” workshop.

Hollaback! Cleveland spoke with 6th graders at Citizens Leadership Academy about how to stand up against street harassment and the variety of ways they can join the fight against street harassment.

Hollaback! Durham and Chapel Hill hosted Hollaback! 919 Screen + Print 2.0 where people were able to print anti-street harassment slogans on pillowcases, shirts, and ties.

Great work everyone! Til next time-

Holla and out!

-The Hollaback Team

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Week In Our Shoes: Rockin’ the Revolution Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week, Hollaback! was featured in The Guardian, ArtInFact Magazine, USA Today, Free Press, SheWired, MSNBCYahoo! Shine, Upworthy, Slate, NBC San DiegoSpotlight Magazine, Irish Independent, and The Province.

We held our second annual HOLLA::Revolution which included our Site Leader Retreat (pictured here)!! Stay tuned for an upcoming Storify and event re-cap from the Team! We also said farewell to our amazing Spring Interns, Arielle Humphries and Emily Shown, and welcomed our Summer Interns, Rebecca Ponce de Leon and Jessica Alvarez, reppin’ Duke’s Moxie Program.

Here’s what HOLLAs around the world have been up to:

Hollaback! Baltimore signed on Ladyfest to their Safer Spaces Campaign – a  female- and LGBTQ-focused music festival happening this weekend! Awesome!

Hollaback! Belfast attended an Emergency Rally Against Racism at Belfast City Hall to rally against racism increasing on their streets toward Belfast’s migrants & ethnic minorities.

Hollaback! Croatia is holding a Chalk Walk today!

Hollaback! Des Moines presented at Central Iowa Friends of Planned Parenthood’s monthly Choice on Tap Happy Hour!

Hollaback! Italia hosted a workshop on changing people’s perceptions and showing them how they can respond to street harassment.

Hollaback! Korea is hosting a discussion tomorrow about street harassment at the Gwangju GIC Talk.

Hollaback! LA was on a show called ‘Your Call’ via KALW 91.7fm public radio in San Francisco.

Hollaback! Philly‘s petition to San Diego Comic Con was dismissed by the company thus silencing over 2,000 people who said they don’t feel safe or protected with their vague, unenforced anti-harassment policy. They’re hosting three events between now and the convention where they will continue to push the petition and the effort. You can join the conversation on various social media platforms using #SDCCFAIL and #SDCCHARASSMENT. Last but not least, they will be delivering the petition in person to San Diego Comic Con to demand they hear the voices of the people telling the con they don’t feel safe or protected. You go, HB! Philly!

Til next week-

HOLLA and out!

- The Hollaback! Team 

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Week In Our Shoes: Ready for a Revolution Edition

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This week, Hollaback! was featured in Truth Atlas, Ottawa Citizen, Multimedia Reporting @ Baruch College, Cosmopolitan.com, Rape Crisis News, Huffington Post, and Big Ideas Blog.

At the Mothership, Deputy Director Debjani Roy spoke on a panel along with Girls for Gender Equity on WFUV 90.7 – pictured above. The show will be aired tomorrow morning!

Here’s what HOLLAs around the world have been up to:

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio held four 1.5 hr workshops on bystander intervention, healthy masculinity, and self defense for women for 39 9th and 10th graders at Trimble High School.

Hollaback! Baltimore had to postpone their projection event last week and are having it TODAY! Hooray! They also held a youth workshop at the Maryland Institute College of Art

Hollaback! Boston held a GLOBAL tweet chat about #bikeSH. Panelists included Hollaback! OttawaHollaback! Houston, Women Bike, Bikes Not Bombs, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, Stop Street Harassment, Mountain 2 Mountain, Hollaback L A, and more! Check out the Storify here

Hollaback! Des Moines held a Monthly Meetup.

Hollaback! Dublin‘s Jenny Dunne will be at the Dublin Writers Festival TODAY, where The Everyday Sexism Project’s Laura Bates will join her to discuss sexism in all its contemporary forms!

Hollaback! Ottawa was interviewed on CKNW Morning News with Philip Till regarding sexual assault & public education. Listen to the recording here! They also tabled at St-Francis Xavier Catholic School’s Mental Health Fair.

Hollaback! Philly held a free street harassment workshop, complete with pot luck (yum!).

Hollaback! Plattsburgh held a brainstorming session.

AND HOLLA::REVOLUTION IS NEXT WEEK!!! Will you be there? Buy your ticket today!!

Til next time-

HOLLA and out!

– The Hollaback! Team

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Week In Our Shoes: Pedaling to Progress Edition

Hey Hollabackers! 

This week, Hollaback! was featured in Boston.com, Changemakers, Woman on a WheelCapital Geek Girls, and WildWorks Station.

At the Mothership, DD Debjani Roy delivered a training to 100 folks as part of the Network for Healthy Teen Relationships conference, ‘From Bystander to Upstander’.

Here’s what HOLLAs around the world have been up to:

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio completed training with local restaurant O’Betty’s Red Hot!, which makes them their third Safer Space! They also gave four 45 minute lessons to 28 8th graders at Vinton Middle School.

Hollaback! Baltimore is hosting an event TONIGHT where they’ll be reading stories from their website, handing out info to those interested, and making their presence known with a projection – thanks to Luminous Intervention. Local business SugarBaltimore has also signed on to their Safer Spaces campaign!

Hollaback! Boston hosted the FIRST EVER tweet chat on bike street harassment, featuring awesome local panelists in honor of Bay State Bike Week! Here’s a Storify for you so that you can catch up on the awesome discussion that resulted. They have also officially announced that they are part of Mayor Marty Walsh’s Late Night Task Force, to bring the perspective of “examin[ing] the public safety requirements of expanded late night hours. Awesome!

Hollaback! Cleveland hosted a Flashmob Chalk Walkposting messages of positivity, affirmations, and solidarity on the east side of Cleveland! Check out their rad photos here.

Hollaback! Edinburgh was at the first ever Dyke March on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans women in Scotland.

Hollaback! Houston was at Cyclofemme, an international women’s day of cycling, to support fellow women cyclists and talk about Hollaback!.

Hollaback! Israel attended Tel Aviv University’s Symposium on campus sexual harassment and how to deal with it.

Hollaback! Ottawa was on the morning television show Rogers Daytime Ottawa and co-hosted an important discussion on the role of men and boys in ending violence against women at Crime Prevention Ottawa. Also, here’s a summary of their weekend at Ottawa ComicCon and check out their awesome photos as well! Today, they’ll be participating in Mental Health Day at a local high school by tabling and handing out info.

Hollaback! Philly launched a petition against Comic Con International.

Hollaback! Sheffield held a volunteer meeting to talk about projects coming up in Sheffield the next couple of months.

There you have it, folks! Til next week-

HOLLA and out!

– The Hollaback! Team

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