Month: October 2010

Introducing… Hollaback SAN JOSE!

We are proud to announce the newest of the Hollaback sites: Hollaback San Jose! They write on their blog, “After years of being yelled at, whistled at, of having our space invaded, of being made to feel that we walk the streets at our own peril, we are ready to assert our right to feel … Continued

WHAT NOT TO DO, a story for bystanders

I was sitting on a blanket in Prospect Park on the grass (near the baseball fields off of the 9th St/PPW entrance) having a lovely time, when squarely build dude of medium height in jeans with a hoody pulled over his head started prowling around hear the “Tennis House” (looks like a pavilion) in the … Continued

Erie, PA gets… erie.

I was out jogging on a Sunday morning around 11:00 AM while visiting my in-laws, who live 2 blocks from Frontier Park in Erie, PA. A tall, brown-fuzzy-haired, fit, attractive college-y looking guy in his early 20’s with wire-frame glasses in red basketball shorts and a grey t-shirt passed me, smiled, and said “hi.” I’m … Continued

J’aime Olm is a #wisedam

J’aime Olm is amazing. She just won the techdisrupt competition with her idea on creating a “black box” for women’s safety. She also did something totally unheard of. She used her six minutes on stage to shout-out another start-up. You guessed it, Hollaback. She comes on stage at about minute four. She has won our … Continued

Stop Looking at My Mom

This is simply amazing.  This kid “Astro” must be 8? 10? and is rapping about men who stare and harass his mom on the street.  My favorite line, “she’s an independent lady let her stay like that. Stay fly work hard it’s OK like that.”  It’s super-fun and catchy, but it also makes me think … Continued

Hot Tea Hollaback

Living in New York (and Philadelphia before that) I’ve been harassed almost on a daily basis. Most of the time I walk away from the incident feeling upset that I didn’t or couldn’t make my harasser feel as violated and threatened as he made me feel. So not too long ago, as I was returning … Continued

Coffee, Muffin, Keys, and Harassers

Walked to get my coffee, man on the corner makes sounds at me. Walk back home and he starts his own monologue about how I’m looking good, etc, etc… It just kept going! I shouted behind me for him to  “Shut up!” Had my hands not been full of coffee, muffin, and keys, I would … Continued

Race and Harassment: What do you think?

So up until a few moments ago I was having a very good day. Today was my first day at a new job which I love and this morning I spoke with someone regarding some freelance work that might be in my near future. So you would think that after all that I would be … Continued