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Indian woman speak out about street harassment!

While we don’t think that violence is any answer to street harassment, we do understand where these women are coming from. Street harassment is scary, and our studies show that speaking up and speaking out about minimizes the emotional trauma.¬† So keep it up, ladies! We’re fighting right alongside of you.

JJ’s story: HOLLABACK IN SEATTLE NEEDED, STAT!

Tuesday, May 8 at 5:30pm on while crossing the street at Pine and 4th downtown Seattle I was verbally harassed. It was a busy intersection and I was in a hurry to get to a meeting. A middle aged man with shoulder length hair leaned in and said “Nice Nipples.” Before I fully registered what … Continued

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