What a wild couple of weeks it’s been in this world… good thing we’ve got each other. Here’s what’s been going on in our orbit. AT HOLLABACK HQ We welcomed new staff and interns into the Hollaback! fold – Agunda joined us last week as Bystander Intervention Program Coordinator, and Patrick came aboard the … Continued
There’s a guy who’s always riding his bike (or walking) around downtown Evanston just yelling crap at people. I’ve seen him follow people, shouting names at them – sometimes men, but mostly women. Usually he just rides his bike past you, stares at you while he’s doing it, yells an insult and keeps riding, or … Continued
Young man staring, smiling, gestured for me to take off my headphones. I did so but said “Do you know me? You don’t know me.” He didn’t love that and started yelling; “Fuck you bitch! Oh you hard now!” Etc; yelled abuse at me for the next block.
I was walking into the gym when a guy came up behind me and yelled “Now that’s a nice ass!” When I ignored him and kept walking, he kept following me and yelled louder “Hey girl! I said that’s a nice ass!” While nowhere near the first time I’ve been harassed it made me feel … Continued
I became friends with my neighbor who is 30 years older than me. At first I thought he was nice but he would always sneak in some kind sexual comment and I kept thinking to myself I must be hearing him wrong. Then one-day he clearly told me he wanted me. I tried to tell … Continued
Shocked. Violated. Strangely ashamed that I didn’t do more… I was on my usual commute to work. From Brooklyn, my boyfriend and I take the L train together. He gets off at 14th St/Union Square, and I continue on to 8th Avenue and transfer to the A express train. I was getting off of the … Continued
Guy at 125th street ABCD station whistled as I walked past and then stared at me as I gave him an angry look. Made me feel vulnerable, uncomfortable, objectified, and angry.
I was in the bus stop doing nothing but thinking about my next exam when a guy comes and starts shouting : hey cutie, cutie come, we’ll take you for free anywhere you want!. At first, I was just shocked since I had never been in a situation like that, trying to figure out if … Continued
Hi hollas! Check out the exciting things we’ve been up to here in NYC and at our sites around the world… AT HOLLABACK HQ It’s been a little calmer in the office this week. We have a new staff member settling in and interns saying goodbye. Debjani went down to North Carolina for Duke Engage to deliver … Continued
I am a high school senior. This happened when I was walking home from school. I was just minding my own business when a man in his (parked) car started asking me for directions. I thought nothing was wrong at first and was going to answer until I saw that he had his penis out … Continued