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Noelle’s story: This “pussy” holla’s back!

This house is located in between my house and where I work as well as mine and my boyfriend’s houses. For the past 4 days, every time I pass this house after 3pm the young men sitting on it’s porch have yelled a combination of phrases involving how “illegal” my “pussy” is. It infuriates me. … Continued

HOLLA on the go: Standing Ovation

This holla was submitted through our free apps! I was out running down the green path the other day, listening to some sweet jams and trying to go really fast, when a group of drunken bocce players who had set up shop next to the path decided to give me a standing ovation to my … Continued

New York City Council Member Julissa Ferreras Joins Hollaback! for First Ever Community Safety Audit in Queens

Council Member Julissa Ferreras and the nonprofit organization Hollaback! (that’s us!) led an historic community safety audit on Saturday, May 5th in Queens from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Community members met at The Transfiguration Of Christ Greek Orthodox Church, 3805 98th Street, Corona, New York for training. Afterwards they surveyed blocks in their neighborhood where residents … Continued

New Street Harassment Documentary: Turn Around

From the filmmaker: It is the story of a creepy man who, on a quiet night on a Parisian street, starts following a lone woman. As he gets closer and closer, he notices that he himself is being followed – first by one woman, then two, then more and more women until it seems that an … Continued

Megan’s Story: “It happens all the time”

I wrote this for a class, as a way to make visible the daily harassment that goes on at my school. These are accounts of my experiences, written in the second person. Men Who Whistle and Howl Like Dogs The Men Who Dwell In Dark Basements: While at a house party with your friends, you … Continued

UMD Student’s Story: Gross

It was evening, around 10pm, and I had ridden my bike to the shopping center to pick up food. I was wheeling out of the parking lot with a full backpack when some older, intimidating-looking men getting into a truck looked me up and down with a sneer. One said, “I’d like to lick that … Continued

HOLLAWho? Meet Halifax.

Meet Rebecca, the rebellious Internet queen fighting street harassment in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Why do you HOLLA?  Because I’m tired of turning away, crossing the street, watching shadows, and resorting to learned behaviours of invisibility. I’m sure I’m not the only one. When I learned about Hollaback, my first thought was to wish we had … Continued

Yemen women use digital tech to improve society with ‘Safe Streets’

An excerpt cross-posted from the Women’s News Network To push for safer streets in Taiz City, Ghaidaa al Absi, a rising group of 200+ women have brought attention back to the issues of women and Yemeni society. Persistent problems of street harassment throughout regions in the Middle East were discussed openly during a recent world … Continued

A week in our shoes: BIRTHDAY EDITION!

Hello Hollabackers! It’s our second nonprofit birthday this week! I say “nonprofit” birthday, because as most of you know, our work started in September 2005.  But it wasn’t until May 1st, 2010, that I started running Hollaback! full time.  I had been turned down by 8 foundations and 2 fellowships, but I knew in my … Continued