Month: February 2013

HOLLAWho? Meet Berlin.

Meet Julia Brilling, Hollaback! Berlin site leader. Interview conducted by Lauren Bedosky When did you start your holla? I started my/our holla in 2011 with my friend Claudia after coming across the Hollaback! London site. We just knew “WE NEED THIS HERE” and so we did. Why start a HOLLA and what does Hollaback mean … Continued

New App Helping LGBT Youth Brings History to Life!

A new mobile app called LGBToday will engage the LGBT community in their shared history and help isolated LGBT youth feel less alone. The creator of the project, Sarah Prager, says that LGBT history helped her through the darkest parts of her life: “Knowing that people like the Stonewall rioters put their lives on the … Continued

Week In Our Shoes: WE’RE ON FIRE!

Hey everyone– This week here in New York City, a young gay man was approached and beaten by six strangers on the subway. The incident happened on a train car FULL of people who did nothing to help him. You can read Laura’s statement here about the tragic incident. The six-on-one public beating that began … Continued

One Gay Man Holla’s Back, While Another Lands in Hospital

by Lauren Bedosky, HollaBlogger Recently, two incidents have occurred aboard the New York City subway system. The first occurred February 16, and might not have come to light had a passenger not uploaded a video recording on YouTube of a preacher shouting anti-gay propaganda to a subway car full of people. In the video, you … Continued

HOLLAWho? Meet Israel.

Meet Talya of Hollaback! Israel.  Interview conducted by Chloe Safier When did you start your holla? Our holla started 3 years ago. Why did start a HOLLA and what does Hollaback mean to you? After a young woman was harassed on the street to the point she was knocked over and physically hurt, she was … Continued

Week In Our Shoes: One Billion Rising Edition

Hello Hollas– Happy V-day everyone! Its been a super exciting week preparing for One Billion Rising. Here is the very impressive list of what many of our sites did for the big day: The Dear John campaign is well on its way! Lets keep those letters coming in!! And if you or anyone you know … Continued

Today is One Billion Rising!

We at Hollaback! are proudly partnered with One Billion Rising, the global campaign to end violence against women! Join our site leaders as they take to the streets around the world: Hollaback Des Moines, IA, USA. Site leaders Becca Lee and Alysa Mozak are coordinating a flash mob and community booth with their partners at Drake University, … Continued