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Nada’s Story: Creepy

My friends and I traveled down to Provi for some clubbing tonight. We found a paid parking lot just down the street. It was incredibly convenient, and we were able to run back for anything we needed. Around 12:30, decide it’s time for a cigarette break. Out of the four of us, only two smoke, … Continued

A week in our shoes: KAMAU BELL RULES EDITION

Hey Hollabackers! Because of your ongoing support, we’ve had a rockin’ week! Here’s what’s new: Street harassment expert Vicky Simister joins our team for the month!  The UK Anti Street Harassment Campaign was founded in 2010 by Vicky after she was harassed and subsequently assaulted on a North London street. When the police were called, … Continued

The Healthy Masculinity Summit: Bring Your Questions

Cross-posted with permission from our friends at the HEALTHY MASCULINITY SUMMIT The test of knowledge is not based on how much you know but on how you act when you don’t know. This is an idea based on writings by John Holt, an education scholar,. He wants to make sure that curiosity doesn’t disappear during … Continued

Our awesome intern, Rikera!

Rikera interned with us this summer, and she was amazing. She wrote and published HOW-TO guides, added resources to our site, cleaned up our press section (which was overwhelming!) and garnered over 1000 new facebook fans and twitter followers. She also made this video, talking about her experience. Thank you for everything, Rikera! The movement … Continued

Lily’s Story: “This behaviour is unnacceptable”

Sitting towards the back of the bus, a young boy came on and sat in front of me. When the woman sitting across from me left, he moved to sit directly behind me, on the back seat. During the trip I felt extremely nervous and uncomfortable for reasons I could not quantify. I was too … Continued

Parisa’s Story: Several experiences

Oh, I wish it were just one address, one intersection, one story… I just have to say these are some NY experiences for me… WORDS: Countless catcalls. In addition to the usual “Hey, sexy.”, etc, a few examples are: “Smile! Why you looking so sad?” [apparently not smiling for no reason=sad]. This is remarkably common, … Continued

A week in our shoes: THINGS THAT RULE EDITION

Hey Hollabackers! We hope you’re having a beautiful harassment-free summer! Here’s what we’ve been up to this week: Interns rule.  A big thank you to our summer interns Sunny Frothingham and Rikera Taylor.  Sunny worked on this year’s “State of the Streets” report, which will be released this fall, and in doing so elevated the … Continued