Month: April 2014

Carly’s Story: “You deserve this”

The following is typical of my daily commute. I travel by metro and foot between Petworth and Takoma. I’m footsteps away from work and passing the bus stop at the intersection of Carroll and Laurel. As I walk by I notice a man sitting on the bench and wearing sunglasses is making all kinds of … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: The Drooler

It was 2am Friday night in Arcata Plaza. We were standing outside Don’s Donuts & my friend Z was talking as this guy walks passed her & says “damn you’re beautiful” while he stares at her butt. I noticed him ’cause of the drool dropping from his mouth. I said “what the fuck? This guy … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Creep on Camera

A man stalked me around the front of King Soopers when my car broke down around 3am. I was in the lobby calling anyone I could think of who was awake to try and help me, when he sat on the bench next to to where I was standing and started masturbating. After ignoring him … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: As we passed

Walking up the 16th Street mall with my colleague, around ten in the morning, a group of three young men, probably early twenties, yelled “nice pussy” as we passed. [got_back]

Kay’s Story: Plain and Simple

I was safely in my home feeling a bit hungry and decided to order takeout. I order takeout from my new favorite place and the guys there are usually friendly and take my order and chat for a bit. I was waiting for my order and it was taking a little longer than usual when … Continued

Ellen’s Story: “We were 13 and 14”

I was walking home with my sister from school about six months ago with headphones in when my sister tapped my arm and told me to look at something to my side. I hadn’t heard because of the music in my ears, but at the bus stop was two guys and a girl.One of the … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Megaphone harassment

Two guys with a balcony and a megaphone host “17th and Pearl Live” in which they street harass anyone who walks by. I live nearby and hear everything they say, including calling girls “sluts” and “whores” and telling pairs of men “hey you two guys should fuck” [got_back]

Week In Our Shoes: Activism is in the Air Edition

Hey Hollabackers! This week, Hollaback! was featured in¬†Threefold Online, Chatelaine, Metro News, Tribune 242, Model View Culture, Catie Wahwah’s blog, Think Progress, Transit Police Dept News Blog, DNA Info, Philadelphia Weekly, Bitch Media, Huffington Post, NOW’s Young Feminists and Allies (YFA),¬† Witness Blog, The Baltimore Sun, and Harvard University’s Spotlight Network. At the Mothership, Executive … Continued

Miranda’s Story: “Good Girl”

Some of the people in my office have the job of calling people that they have worked with and seeing if they are using the programs that were recommended to them. Usually, these calls are pretty straightforward and include a brief questionnaire. What I have noticed is that the guy who sits in the cubicle … Continued