Month: May 2013

Christina’s Story: NONE of this is Flattering or Okay

Where to start! 1.When I was 13, a friend of mine and I decided to take a walk around the block. The sun was starting to set so we cut through the back parking lot of a strip mall by my dad’s house (the quickest way home). We passed a stationary blue car, not noticing … Continued

“Street Harassment is No Compliment” in YCteen

  \ Margaret Heftler’s article “Street Harassment is No Compliment” in YCTeen talks about her experiences of street harassment as a teenager in NYC. Heftler writes, “We need to talk about it in our every day conversations with one another so public awareness will grow. We can create a public conversation about it and demand … Continued

Cat’s Story: No day at the beach

Every year my college has an event where students go to the beach and build elaborate sand sculptures. I have macromastia so unfortunately I get a lot of unwanted attention whenever I wear a bathing suit. There were a few very uncomfortable instances. 1) While my team and I were building our sandcastle a guy … Continued

A Week In Our Shoes: Rockin’ Zines Worldwide

Dear Hollas–  This week we said farewell to our incredible Research and Development Intern, Lindsey! Thank you Lindsey for your months of amazing work, dedication, and blazin’ hot spirit! YOU ROCK!! Hollaback! co-sponsored NOW-NYC’s Mayoral Forum on women and girls which took place on Tuesday at Pace University. On Thursday, we attended the New York … Continued

Isabel’s Story: That’s No Delivery Man

Once when I was 12 years old I was walking home from a piano lesson. I could hear a man yelling angrily behind me and no one was responding, but being so young and in a public space, I assumed I was being paranoid and that he was yelling at someone on the phone. This … Continued

It’s National GIVE OUT Day!

Give OUT Day is a new national initiative that will engage hundreds of organizations and mobilize thousands of people on a single day across the country to give in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer community. It is a chance for LGBTQ groups large and small, to work across the wide range … Continued

Elizabeth’s Story: Proud to Be Myself

I was walking out of Starbucks and two college-age looking guys yelled “faggot” at me. I am a transgender woman and I have no problem with people noticing that I am a transgender woman. I am very offended when people call me things that I am not. I was so angry that I threw my … Continued

USC Student’s “Cat Calling” Video

Check out “Cat Calling”, a powerful video created by students from the University of Southern California. USC: Take Back the Night – “Cat Calling” from Hunter Elijah Bryce on Vimeo. USC students created “Cat Calling” as part of a Take Back the Week initiative to raise awareness and to protest against sexual violence. The “Cat Calling” video is … Continued