Month: December 2012

Sharon’s story: “He got the last word. Until now.”

Guy walking by me on Fort Totten Metro platform: You are so pretty. You sexy too. (I give him the stink-eye. He keeps walking.) Harasser: I was just giving you a compliment. Me: That’s not a compliment. Harasser: I just said you’re pretty. Me: That’s not a compliment. Harasser (walks back over to me): I’m … Continued

Annalise’s story: Photo shoot

My best friend and I were at Union Station taking photos for her school project when a man yelled across a large aisle to us, asking if we were photographers in an obviously mocking voice. We immediately became hesitant, but I answered and said we were just taking pictures for school. He then came closer … Continued

Emily’s story: “I was told I couldn’t press charges because he hadn’t actually done anything to me. But he did do something to me.”

In August of 2011, my city held a “clean commuting challenge” to encourage people to walk, bike, carpool, etc. to work. Having recently moved from a city where walking was very much a part of my lifestyle, I was excited for the opportunity to get into the habit again — exercise, fresh air, saving my … Continued