Month: March 2013

Morning Walk’s story: Frozen in fear.

My morning exercize partner and I were walking in Palm Beach one morning at 530 when 2 men sped toward us in a car on the street, turned off their lights, and shouted, “Hey baby, come here and let’s have some fun!” Immediately, I ran away in the opposite direction. I realized after a minute … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Running *away* from you.

I was on a run when a group of men I passed started shouting at me. One began to run along with me saying things like “we running back to your place? Where you going baby? I’m gonna run with you.” I sped up and he kept with me. I finally said “you can’t keep … Continued

HOLLAWho? Meet Chandigarh.

Meet Rubina Singh, site leader in Chandigarh, India. Interview conducted by Rita Beth.   When did you start your holla? August 2011 Why did you start a HOLLA and what does Hollaback! mean to you? Street harassment had become a daily reality for me. I was tired and had no idea what to do about … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: “It made me nervous.”

I was walking down a street and a group of painters/workers keep going up and down the street honking and yelling things at me. It made me nervous because I was alone and they went up and down the street more than 3 times. I thought they were going to follow me all the way … Continued

Anne Marie’s story: “I declare this verbal war: won.”

Today, like every other day, I was sexually harassed by a man on the street. As I was walking to my university’s student association to draw money from the ATM, two older men were sitting directly outside the entrance door. As I walked into the association, one gentleman said “ooooOOOOOO siiiiiim Senhora” in a sexual … Continued