Month: April 2012

Greta’s story: I hope they get reported

I was coming home from my gym class when I stumbled upon a group of young men. Probably in their early twenties or late teens. I am in the midst of a project I am working on so I didn’t pay much attention to what was going on around me on the street. Until I … Continued

Maya’s story: A repeat offender.

I was eating at a restaurant when I noticed a man masturbating at a table near me. I called the cops and the man was arrested. He has since plead guilty, turns out he did this to another woman. [got_back]

Jumo Organizations Challenge: Vote For Us!!

GOOD Maker have joined forces with Jumo to further their mission to help people take meaningful action in the world. They are offering $2,500 in grant funding for projects that are exclusively from organizations who are former Jumo members and we have entered! So support us! Check out our unique submission where you can read … Continued

Hollaback! San José: End Street Harassment

Cross-posted from Hollaback! San José. End Street Harassment Room in the 8th Annual Tunnel of Oppression Tuesday April 3, 2012 // 9am-8pm, Wednesday April 4, 2012 // 9am-8pm, Thursday April 5, 2012 // 9am-12pm. SJSU Student Union Ballroom We have the power to end street harassment. For the full experience, visit SJSU V-Day‘s Hollaback San José: End … Continued

Threatened Man’s story: unwanted touching

One time I was just walking down the Ave and a group of girls were standing outside a Thai restaurant. One of them slapped my butt as I passed and said “nice ass baby”. I felt like turning around and kicking her in the cooch but I resisted because I didn’t want to lower myself … Continued

Sarri’s Story: Stop and think

It’s been a fairly typical Saturday, and I’ve been out and about all day. I happened to notice a few men look at me and smile earlier, I didn’t pay much attention – they were looking at my face after all. It’s just nice to see people smile, sometimes. To get home, I walk down … Continued

A Week in Our Shoes: WEST COAST EDITION

Hello Hollabackers! Welcome to this week’s west coast edition! I’m on a plane, heading back back from a week in San Francisco as we speak. Veronica, Natalie, Victoria, and Catherine have been holding down for the fort in New York, and of course, our site leaders continue to kick street harassment to the curb internationally.  … Continued

HOLLAWho? Meet South Africa.

Meet Melissa, the savvy social media activist with lots of ideas, fighting street harassment in South Africa. Why do you HOLLA?  Why do I HOLLA? Why didn’t I holla back in the past?! I HOLLA because I experience street harassment on a nearly daily basis, because I live in a country that is dragging its feet in … Continued