Month: July 2012

A week in our shoes: UP THE RIVER EDITION

Hi Hollabackers! Up the River Endeavors! Last week I went to Martha’s Vineyard for a retreat with our incredible funder — Up the River Endeavors.  The head of the foundation, Mal Jones (pictured left) is a feminist social entrepreneur who is interested in women internationally working collectively to impact the root causes of the major … Continued

A Healthy Expression of Street-Harasser-Frustration!

Cross Posted from Hollaback! Baltimore The latest mental disorder SHF (or Street Harasser Frustration) has few remedies. The cure is less street harassment in the world. Until scientists come up with the eradication cure, women, girls, and lgbtq folks are forced to administer their own treatments. Here is one such treatment, courtesy of the girls … Continued

“Holla WHAT? Hollaback!”: Computer Clubhouse 2012 Teen Summit at NU

Cross Posted from Hollaback! Boston This past Thursday, July 12th, I had the privilege of leading a workshop on Hollaback! Boston at theComputer Clubhouse 2012 Teen Summit at Northeastern University. The Teen Summit is: a biennial event that includes opportunities for Clubhouse youth to express their ideas with high-end technologies, such as graphic design, video animation, … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: New submission from phone app

I was at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn train stop waiting for the G to arrive, when one guy in front of me started staring fixedly at me and wouldn’t look away. I got angry and asked him, “Can I help you?” I refused to be intimidated by looking away. He kept staring at me and laughing with … Continued

Jack’s Story: “Nobody said anything”

I was walking into a pub with two old women stood outside it. Both of them thought it was acceptable to hit my bum with the toy wands they were holding (was some sort of fancy dress thing). Another time, in Manchester, I was stood talking to someone when a girl groped me from behind. … Continued