Month: December 2012

A week in our shoes: HOLLAday PARTY EDITION!

Hey Hollabackers! The HOLLAdays are here! Here at the mothership we released our state of the streets report, held our second annual HOLLAday party, and continued our 31 DAYS OF HOLLA campaign on Facebook. We’re knee deep in our end of year campaign, and we’ve raised $5,500 so far thank you awesome people. But we’ve … Continued

State of the Streets: Berlin

“I really like that we managed to put the topic on the map. It was something not talked about at all here, and now, we can even refer to our site and say, ‘Look! Street harassment is real and happening on a daily basis.’ People will still try to make the problem smaller than it … Continued

State of the Streets: Baltimore

“I love knowing that, in my own little way, I’m making the world a better place. While I had absolutely no experience in activism or social justice, and no college degree either, I am now a leader in feminist activism in my community, meeting all kinds of amazing, influential people. And that feels fantastic.”  –Shawna … Continued

State of the Streets: West Yorkshire

“I want to be able to walk the streets free from fear and I believe that if we stand together and take action, this is something we can achieve.  Launching the West Yorkshire site has a positive impact on me, my friends and family, and all women in my neighborhood.” – Louise Westbrooke   Louise … Continued

State of the Streets: Boston

“I’ve had entire days ruined as I mull over what I wish I had said instead on my morning commute. It’s a waste of energy, and Hollaback! to me is an outlet for this energy, a place to channel my frustration and anger and share my experiences with the world.” – Kate Ziegler “I saw … Continued

State of the Streets: Alberta, Canada

“I wanted my voice back. I was frustrated by street harassment and I no longer wanted myself or others to have to deal with sexual harassment and objectification in public spaces. Working for Hollaback! means I get to do something about a problem that I am passionate about ending…. I do it because the public … Continued

State of the Streets: New York City

This year, we accomplished more than ever in New York City. Here’s a snapshot of our success: Garnering legislative support. This spring, we reached out to 20 council members and their staff including Council Member Annabel Palma, Brad Lander, Charles Baroon, Daniel Garrodnick, Deborah Rose, Diana Reyna, Gale Brewer, Jimmy Van Brehmer, Julissa Ferreras, Jumaane … Continued