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Harassed by Faux Taxi Driver

I had walked out of a bank with my mom and stood to rearrange our credentials/belongings. The traffic had momentarily stopped. An old man yelled from a car stopped in traffic. “Yo,yo,yo.” Within the corner of my eye I noticed him looking directly at me, his head outstretched from the window. He stared for about … Continued

The December HeartMob Beat: Send Some Love this Holiday Season

Find out what’s going on with HeartMob with December’s issue of The HeartMob Beat!   #TeachMeTuesday This week we launched #TeachMeTuesday! Every Tuesday, check out our social media accounts for tips about how to stay safe online and find directions to some HeartMob resources that can help you deal with or avoid online harassment. You can … Continued

Daily Harassment By Group of Men

I regulary observe this group of men who sit in Dunkin Donuts (on the corner of 19th and Oregon in Philadelphia) throughout the week. They park themselves at tables, play cards for hours and harass every single woman who walks in (mostly leer and stare). The harassment is more verbally aggressive if the woman is … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: “I felt disrespected”

I was walking to the climbing gym. (It is in a hotel downtown) I crossed the street, and a car did not stop. I looked across the street at a guy sitting against the building and made a “yikes” gesture. He replied with the comment, “wouldn’t want to see your fine ass get run over.” … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: “I was so angry, confused and upset.”

I was walking alone to get my bus home from work at 6pm (broad daylight, not wearing anything revealing-not that this information should be relevant to any discourse but unfortunately always is and those are the facts) when four guys in a cab in their mid forties(I’m 25, could have been any age from the … Continued

Will you be at our HOLLAday Fundraiser Party?

Hey Hollas, If you’re based in NYC and want to support Hollaback! while ringing in the Holiday spirit, please join us at our HOLLADAY Fundraiser Party! We’re celebrating progress and looking to the future — we all have the right to feel safe in public space! When: Saturday, December 17th at 5-8pm ET Where: t.b.d. … Continued

Reaching Out When Someone’s Being Trolled

Whether it’s a stranger or a friend, reaching out to support someone who’s being harassed online can feel awkward. If you’re familiar with our HeartMob program and want to offer it as a resource, you might be struggling to figure out how to suggest it without sounding like an ad. We’ve got some ideas to … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Harassed on the way home from school

This afternoon I was walking along my street , like I usually do everyday after school. My friend always goes with me but when I arrived at my street , we said goodbye because he lives next street. I was halfway home when a construction worker around 20 stops doing his work, begins to stare at me … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: “Crazy Shirt” Guy

This is the story of my first cat caller. A few years ago, I decided to go to a bookstore with a friend. Because it was summer, and very hot out, we both wore t shirts and jeans. My shirt dipped slightly in the back, showing off my shoulder blades. When we got off the … Continued