Month: July 2013

HOLLA ON THE GO: “some guy watching me”

Some dude I dont know followed me for 5 blocks… He was wearing sunglasses and was maybe 9 inches behind me the whole time . Another stranger came up to me and told me there was some guy watching me.. so it must have been obvious he was following me. [got_back]

Shay’s Story: Fratstar Fail

I got honked at by a greasy frat boy in a beat-up car while walking home from my summer camp. I am thirteen years old and I look like it. I’m glad he didn’t try to shout anything out the car window at me, but afterwards I felt so violated and helpless and there was … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Power of the Picture

Walking to the convenience store, I got shouted at and honked at from a car with a few men in it. “Hello! Hello! You’re beautiful! Shiroi!” (White!) As I came out of the store, the shouted at me again, the same things with “Are you from gay?” They panicked when I took their picture. [got_back]

Ashlie’s Story: Nonstop Nags

So I am a 22 year old college student. I work a part time job and I have no vehicle, so I walk all over my city to get to the places I need to go. Stuff like this happens to me ALL THE TIME. One day sometime last year (shortly after I moved here … Continued

Maddie’s Story: Violated in Public

I was on the bus going to work around 7:30. Its a free route around the PSU campus. This man in front of me was wearing white shorts and looking at porn on his phone. It was this woman being banged from behind. He started to get an extremely visible hard on. I started to … Continued

Meet Us On The Subway: Pt II

Part Two of Kara Lieff’s great documentary! On April 13, 2013 Philadelphia organizations and community members participated in International Anti-Street Harassment Week. The day consisted of sidewalk chalking, discussing HollabackPhilly’s new SEPTA ads, and a debrief in LOVE Park.[vimeo][/vimeo]  

Laura’s Story: “I was so ashamed”

I grew up in a house of 4 brothers plus my father. Being the only female was never any different to me because my father raised us all to be equal and everything my brothers did, I could too. Things are so much different when you grow up and introduced to the real world. Today … Continued