Month: September 2013

Jamia’s Story: Harassment in a jam-packed train

The man pictured in this photo harassed me on the subway after work. As I stood in a hot jam-packed train, I coughed as I grasped for air. After I released one cough, this man who reeked of alcohol started screaming at me with garbled words in English and Spanish. He yelled at me for … Continued

Week In Our Shoes: TED Cities 2.0 Edition!

Hello Hollabackers! This week, our Executive Director, Emily May, gave a TED City 2.0 talk as she accepted her TED City 2.0 award. Hollaback! was featured by MSN News Online, Feminist Current, The Daily Californian, Genius Online, TED Prize and the West: Welfare, Society, Territory; we posted the HOLLA::Revolution promo video on our main page; … Continued

Missy’s Story: “I was speechless and so embarrassed!”

I had just had a baby 2 weeks earlier. I needed to get some groceries and went to the local grocery store. While waiting my turn at the deli counter some older scroungy guy walked behind me and said “Nice tits! “. I was speechless and so embarrassed! I couldn’t look at anyone and no … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Wolf whistles

I was walking to a friend’s house at about 6 PM, and a man wolf whistled as I walked by. He then yelled that he and his wife (who was not there if real) wanted to fuck me and that she would go easy on me because I’m so young… [got_back]

Jocelyn’s Story: He stalked her home

I was walking home from my bus stop one day when some old man approached me(around mid 30’s or early 40’s). I was 17 at the time. He was walking behind me and didn’t say a word or make any noise. He could have been following me since i got off the bus, but i … Continued

The HOLLA::Revolution Promo Video is UP!

On July 25th, 2013, Hollaback! hosted the first ever international speakers series on street harassment, HOLLA::Revolution. ┬áThe event was emceed by Jamia Wilson and featured leading local and international leaders in the fight against gender-based violence.   The historic event featured 18 badass speakers and performers representing organizations such as: Bklyn Boihood, Sassafrass Tech Collective, … Continued