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Construction Catcalls

I walk everywhere, shopping, for exercise, or just to enjoy nature. There is a building under construction in the lot across from my home, and the men working there catcall when I walk by everyday. I’ve heard whistles, shouts, “Hey Baby”, and rude questions about if I’m cold in my shorts. I’m doing my best … Continued

Hollaback! Stands with Orlando

Hi Everyone,   This week as we healed, reflected and cared for one another, we also took executive director Emily May’s lead and began to take the opportunity to turn our pain into power. We encouraged people worldwide to share their own experiences with hate, harassment, or violence towards the LGBTQ community with the hashtag … Continued

It’s NOT Okay

My roommate and I have lived in Nashville for about a year now. It was 9 am and we were walking to get breakfast pastries at a place downtown that had been recommended to us. I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt because it was already 80 degrees out (southern weather is no joke). We … Continued

Melo’s Story: Emergency Room Glares

My fiance and I have been sitting in the emergency room for over an hour and these two assholes have been nonstop staring/scowling at us like we’re zoo animals. We live in Illinois, so it’s not exactly uncommon, but it’s still unsettling and uncomfortable. Can’t wait to move out of this place. [got_back]

CJ Send Off!

Hello Everyone! This week our beloved program and administrative assistant CJ will be leaving! We will be holding back tears as they pack up their desk…but also excited for the things they will do!  🙂 / 🙁   Hollaback! Interns Jean and Lan attended the 7th Annual Father’s Day Pledge on Thursday June 9th which … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Bike admirer

  When I was riding my bike I watched a distant man smile and veer toward me. When I approached him he asked if he could borrow my bike. I said “no,” and once I pedaled past him, he started screaming expletives at me. [got_back]

What harassment looks like as a woman with red hair

In middle school I rode the bus like many kids my age, but unlike most kids I inherited my fathers bright red hair, so I stood out. Upon puberty I started getting asked by the boys on my bus whether the “drapes matched the carpet” I refused to answer. Problems like this occured several times … Continued

That one area I can’t avoid…

Everyday after work I walk by this area that I cant avoid because there is no other way home but. There are these houses that are for men that work in the fields and every day without failure. They are there just waiting. They call out disgusting remarks and whistle. It’s the worse part of … Continued

Cal Anderson Park Harasser

If you find yourself in Seattle’s Cal Anderson park, watch out for an older guy open and willing to call you a fucking bitch because you look “so sexy” and it’s “your fault he had to say something”. Stopped me in the middle of the path and blocked my way, and by stepping aside to … Continued