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Megan’s Story: Taking back control

Instead of talking about all the horrible situations where I was helpless (stalking, harassment, even being run over by a cyclist!) I want to talk about the time I had had enough. I don’t want to talk about the ones who laughed and sped off. I want to talk about the one where I took … Continued

Tati’s story: patriarchy, you can’t pin this shit on me

In the space of two minutes: “nice tits!” “sweetheart, do you have a jacket? Because you need a jacket,” and “Hey mama, what’s up?” A) You’re an asshole, clearly. B) It might be cloudy, but you might have noticed that I’m carrying a gigantic, heavy satchel, and I just ran up some stairs. Because of … Continued

A week in our shoes: March 23, 2012

Hello Hollabackers! We’ve had an incredible week. Our sites internationally have been moving and shaking for international anti-street harassment week, and we launched our ‘I’ve Got Your Back’ bystander campaign this week! You can read about the how the initiative got started here.  And we need your help!  Take a second to: 1. Check out … Continued

Susan’s bystander story: I had to step up to him

I have experienced more instances of harassment in Amherst than I could recount so I’ll share the most recent, which happened to a friend of mine. We were out at a bar for her 21st birthday, she’d had a lot to drink, we were sitting outside at around 12:30am. She was sitting on the ground … Continued

‘I’ve Got Your Back’ campaign launches today!

BY EMILY MAY Since starting to map street harassment in 2010, we’ve seen a flood of little pink dots popping up all over the world. People are holla’ing back everywhere, and our collective voices grow louder with each one. But over time the map also became a constant reminder that, despite our best efforts, street … Continued

Briana’s story: I’ve got your back!

We are proud to announce this is our first-ever bystander story submitted! Yipppeeee! For more information on our ‘I’ve Got Your Back’ bystander campaign, click here. I was about 15 years old and I saw a young woman being screamed at by a man who I think may have been her boyfriend. He was alternately … Continued

Cats Against Catcalls!

This is cross posted from Hollaback Ottawa!  They said: Today’s creative response to street harassment comes from an anonymous source with a penchant for internet memes! We dig. Every day for International Anti-Street Harassment Week, we’re collecting your creative responses to street harassment and posting them here and on our social media to inspire others … Continued