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Hollaback! Collective Statement on Brexit Vote

On the 23rd of June 2016, the British public voted in favour of the UK leaving the European Union. Since then, there has been a growing sense of discomfort among migrants and BAME communities in the UK, both due to political uncertainty and a rise in racist/xenophobic attacks. Additionally, conservative and far right movements across … Continued

Zero Tolerance

I have a “don’t mess with me” line, and this guy officially crossed it. I was waiting at the bus stop when he approached me and said “You’re pretty”. I glared and looked the other way. He stood over me and continued aggresively flirting (asserting his previous comment, saying “Wanna ride with me?”). Once he … Continued

Unsafe in my own neighborhood

I have lived in this area for years and have been out late at night a significant amount of time since I used to work nights as a pedicabber downtown. I have been harassed verbally and physically numerous times at work but I was always in a position to end an interaction by kicking a … Continued

Followed me to the elevator

Just now I was waling home and as I went through the lobby a man followed me in. Not recognising him I asked him what floor he was going to, he replied 4th and walked into the lift with me. As he walked out of the lift he tried to kiss my breasts and I … Continued

So grateful

It was my mothers birthday and we went to go get our eyebrows done at the mall. While my mom was waiting to get her brows done she realized she had forgotten her phone in the car. The mall wasn’t one we were familiar with or came to frequently (we just heard good reviews for … Continued

Running in the park

This summer, I decided to make a commitment to be a bit more fitter in my lifestyle. As a result, I have been running about 5 times a week at a large park near my town. On this particular day, I was exhausted and decided walk the entire loop of the park. As I strolled … Continued

Excuse me?

I have lived on the same block from 5 years. I have walked passed all my neighbors (many of which I know) with and without my husband, said “Hi”, “Have a good day” and all other niceties that neighbors do. Yes, I have experienced the occasional cat calls and harassment, usually not on my block, … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Thumbs Down

Harassed again from across the street at my bus top. The harassment this time was in drunk, slurred Spanish so I don’t know what was said, but by the pointing, ‘thumbs upping’ and sleazy grin I got, I know whatever he said wasn’t cool. I yelled across the street and asked him to repeat himself, … Continued

Hollaback! Statement on the Murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Street harassment happens in many different ways. Hollaback! has historically focused primarily on sexual harassment of women and LGBTQ individuals around the world, but with the continued spate of attacks and murders of black men by police officers in the United States, it is with urgency that we express our solidarity with the families of … Continued

Teresa’s Story

A man followed me across the road from my front door and blocked my path three times at the mouth of this cul de sac. When I protested and objected, he said “Suck my cock” and fuck off you ugly dog”. He has done other things, like look me up on Linkedin, leer at me … Continued