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lily’s Story: Creeper at the Bus Stop

One day I was waiting in the bus stop that I usually waited at and while I was waiting I was standing in front of a shop. A man that I did not know kept on staring at me. At first I thought he wanted to go to the shop so I moved but then … Continued

Week in Our Shoes: Institutional Advocacy Edition

Hello Hollas! It has been an exciting week here at Hollaback! HQ! Our Interim Executive Director, Debjani Roy, held a training for NYPD Transit Lieutenants. Rose, our Intern from England, attended the YWCA’s special workshop celebrating A Week Without Violence with the exploration of diverse healing modalities. The whole Hollaback! HQ team took part in the celebration of … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: “wanna bang us?”

A van full of boys passed by me and the driver yelled “wanna bang us?” out the window at me. He was going at least 10mph above the speed limit. No, I don’t want to bang you, and you don’t look cool driving your Mom’s minivan. [got_back]

Clara’s Story: At least the message was sent

I was coming out of a large chain gas station, and there was a group of men hanging around an SUV who started to make sexual comments about my body. I ignored them and kept walking to my car. As I passed, I heard one of them say, “Oh, look at her get that power-walk … Continued

Freya’s Story: “I was the rude one?”

I was waiting to be served at a bar. A guy came up and stood really close to me, acting creepy, and said “oh mmm damn you are so sexy, I’ll buy you a drink and you can come dance with me gorgeous” I ignored him and carried on looking forward, not in the mood … Continued

Week in Our Shoes: Buzzing Around Edition

Hey Hollas! As usual, this week we were buzzing around like bees. Amongst all the action, Hollaback! HQ  hosted one of two town halls on the new site leader program. We are so thrilled that so many of our site leaders are excited about it because we certainly are! We’ve also been working on some new … Continued

Eridyn’s Story: “I froze.”

I was walking down Durant Ave. around 10:45pm, just to get some chocolate chip cookies – they’re my favorite. Im wearing a half buttoned shirt (so unbuttoned at the top few buttons) and a low cut tank top, showing my chest, breasts and cleavage, but that shouldn’t matter for what happened next. (Im biologically male … Continued

Week in Our Shoes: Together We Strive Edition

Hey everyone! This week has gone by so fast! Let’s see what has been going on in the Holla-universe! Hollaback! HQ is teaming up with the Hunter College Department of Urban Affairs and Planning for research on street harassment. CJ, our fierce Admin and Program Assistant, attended the Organizing at the Intersections of Black Lives Matter … Continued