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Week in Our Shoes: In the Media and More!

Hey Hollas! It’s been an exciting week here at HQ! We’ve had a great week discussing the work we do in various forms of media, from radio shows to podcasts to news articles! Hollaback! And HeartMob were featured in The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC. Debjani and Joel Stein were a part of the discussion … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Groped by a Young Kid

This happened a few months ago, it was around 6pm and I was walking home from work. I had my headphones in and didn’t hear anyone approaching me. There wasn’t anyone else on the street as far as I could tell. Suddenly I felt someone firmly grab my ass and the a young boy, probably … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Excessive Daily Harassment

I live in an apartment complex on Lawrence street and make the less than 10 minute walk down Lincoln Street to my office every day. For the past week there has been a large group of construction workers on the corner of Lawrence and South Waverly building some sort of high end townhouses. For the … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Walking to Class

Guy on street: hey cutie Me: excuse me? Guy: I said hey cutie Me: you shouldn’t talk to people that way Guy: I’ll talk to people however I want Me: well you shouldn’t Guy (now across the street): if you don’t like it, you don’t have to listen! [got_back]

Man Secretly Taking Pictures of Me Without Consent

This creep was taking pictures of me as he walked behind me. Another man came up alongside and said loudly, “That guy is taking pictures of you.” I stopped, surprised and confused, and looked back to see a man of the following profile: ~6’2″ Middle-aged Overweight Smartly dressed, navy blue suit and tie Balding-ish–had thinning … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Catcalling from Construction Workers

Currently there is construction of a new building on Hanover street in Portland Maine. The men working there constantly catcall upon walking by. Ignoring gets old so have yelled out stop a few times with no luck and flipped them off a few times. Now having to take a longer route to avoid them. Would … Continued

Harassed on a City Street

I was walking down a city street with my husband about a block from our house. A black Cadillac full of dudes drives by and screams “Hey, titties!” out the window at me. Apparently wearing a cross body bag across a tank top on a hot summer day is an invitation to be harassed. We … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Harassed in Front of a Clinic

There were 2 lines of men (on one each side of the sidewalk) because the clinic was about to open it’s doors. There were several guys who grabbed their crotches and thrusted their pelvis at me. Most of the other men did smacking sounds with their lips or asked for my number. It was like … Continued

Week in Our Shoes: Events All Around the World!

Hey Hollas! What a productive week it’s been at HQ! As always, there’s been a lot going on in and out of the office. Here’s what we’ve been up to: This week our Executive Director, Emily May, attended an event called My Passion; My Philanthropy: Youth & Giving hosted by Women’s eNews. The focus of … Continued