Month: March 2014

Kelly’s Story: “Enough is enough”

I was walking back to my office from the deli after picking up my lunch when some cretin walked by me in the opposite direction, leered and me and yelled, “Me love you long time.” (Obviously a racist and sexually harassing comment which also indicates that he watches way too much pornography objectifying Asian women). … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: All within 9 minutes

Standing at bus corner in St. Louis, MO. Old man walked by me and said “damn you fine”, then passed behind me while I was waiting to see my butt. School bus driver passed by, honked, and stared while pointing at me. All within 9 minute wait for the bus. I was not wearing anything … Continued

Week In Our Shoes: Gearin’ Up for Change Edition

Hello Hollabackers!  This week, Hollaback! was featured in Ottawa Community News, Ottawa Sun (twice!), The Guardian, and WNYC. Here’s what HOLLAs around the world have been up to: Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio did a self defense class for the women at Southeast Ohio Regional Jail and presented to an Ohio University Cultural Diversity in Education Class. They … Continued

Lolita’s Story: “I never forget”

I work in a restaurant everyday. That’s why when i come home it’s already late and night has fallen I take the metro and many young boys shout at me. I was very surprised when i turned around and i saw their childhish faces. They insulted me. I told them that i was more older … Continued

Justine’s Story: Stop!

One day in the subway, a man came to me. He asked me my first name, I have not answered him. He began to say to the other men in the metro, “Do not tell him I not laugh.” Shocked I tell him to stop! He insults me by saying “bitch” I have girls like … Continued

Valentine’s Story: Subway Stalker

It happend one day I left work, when I was walking back home. I was waiting for the subway, when I realized that one weird man was looking at me. I had this strange feeling with that man and I forbide myself to look at him. I decided to ignore him. Then came the subway, … Continued

Week In Our Shoes: Protesting with Peace Edition

Hello Hollabackers! This week, Hollaback! was featured in XO Jane, French Cosmopolitan, DigBoston, Letters for Little Ones, Power Talk Radio, and WNYC. At the Mothership, a training was held with a group of parents in the South Bronx and we toasted to safer streets to everyone at Wednesday’s Girls Pint Out Inaugural Event to Benefit Hollaback! Here’s … Continued

Grace’s Story: Telling It Like It Is

Drunk guy in bar harassing my friends. Friends looked at their shoes and tried to stop interaction by not responding. Drunk guy touched my friend inappropriately. I turned him around by his shoulder and grabbed his hand. Me: Hey man, what’s your name? Him: ____. Me: Nice to meet you, ___. Him: I like you. … Continued