Month: June 2010

Concretely Beautiful

“You’re beautiful” he said, running towards me from his concrete truck on my block. Once he stopped running and I stopped worrying that it was going to escalate, I thought to myself: “hell yes I am!” but I’m also smart, loving, and passionate. Why don’t people yell those things at me? Oh right, I forgot. … Continued

Got five minutes? We’ve got three opportunities.

So, you want to end street harassment. And you want to do it now. Taking action and volunteering is about more than stuffing envelopes and making calls. Here are three quick ways you can volunteer for Hollaback from the comfort of your computer: 1. We are a finalist in the “Revelation to Action” competition. Vote … Continued

Another Frog

Kissy noises. Gross. The silver car in front of the bus was a symphony of kissy. When will these frogs learn that you’ll never be a ladies prince if you keep making random kissy noises at them on the street? Introduce yourself. Learn my name. Ask me on a date. I’ll tell you I have … Continued

Why I Hollaback: Justine’s Story

This is the thirteenth video in the “Why I Hollaback” series. “Why I Hollaback” tells the story of how and why folks decide to take the leap, speak up, and start Holla’ing back. We will release a new story every Monday and accept submissions from all over the world. So tell us your story — … Continued

Hollaback from Berlin, Germany!

I can’t remember the twists of fate that led me to your website within the past month. I read about your work and the testimonies of many brave women in NYC and around the world. Your message apparently sank in and yesterday evening on my way home from gamelan practice, I sat down in an … Continued

Our newest site: LONDON!

HollabackLDN lauched today, giving London a badass response to street harassment. The project is led by Julia Gray and Sharmadean Reid, a fearless and fashion-forward duo. Sharmadean is also the founder of WAH-Nails, a self proclaimed “badass nail shop” in London that is also located in the famous TopShop. That’s a lot of badass, but … Continued