Month: December 2012

A week in our shoes: it’s almost the HOLLAdays!

Hey Hollabackers — With our campaign in full-swing, this week’s edition is short and sweet. Here’s the deal: WE NEED YOUR MONEY. Sorry to be so blunt about it — but it’s true.  People think that because we’re awesome we’re rich.  That’s nice, but it simply isn’t true. Fun facts: Number of full-time staff: 2 … Continued

An Interview with Sonia Saraiya of CATCALLED.org: “This is my experience and I don’t think I’m alone.”

BY RITA PASARELL This past August, Sonia Saraiya and a group of women writers created CATCALLED.org, a “collection of women’s stories about street harassment in New York City.”  Each of the 11 participants wrote a daily log for two weeks, and then responded to each other’s logs for exit interviews.  CATCALLED says street harassment is … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: “Rich shouldn’t equal rude.”

In the lobby, a group of adults were walking past my group & one man and his wife who had obviously been drinking began to pester us to sing even tough we were under instruction to be quiet in the lobby of the club until our director arrived (as I informed him repeatedly). Blame it … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: submission from our apps

There are builders currently working on our campus, so my classmates and I frequently experience wolf whistling, being told to smile and shouts of “morning gorgeous” etc as we make out way to and from classes.

Thistle’s story: a freaking YOGA TEACHER…

This experience is a few years old, but I just came across this site after sharing the story a few days ago, so I thought I would share it here. A few years ago I was visiting the Summer Solstice Festival in Greensboro, NC. It’s a wonderful festival that I enjoy very much, and usually … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: local news report

On the local news I saw that there is a man that has flashed, I believe, 2 women in the downtown Corpus Christi area by Cole Park. It’s a popular jogging area. Police are urging that you report any and all suspicious activity in that area because they are very concerned by this kind of … Continued

Week in our shoes: TEDxWOMEN EDITION!

Dear Hollabackers, Welcome to our weekly update! This week, I was honored to be invited to give a talk at the TEDxWomen conference in Washington D.C. (Click here to view the talk.) We were invited to speak because we won the TED City 2.0 Prize ! The ten winners were awarded for “innovative ideas in urban … Continued