Author: MeghanCannistra

Fiona’s Story: Your free hugs are gross, dude

My friend Arielle has never really been harassed before. We were walking, a group of four, around Union Square today, and we saw a man with a “Free Hugs” sign. One of my friends immediately ran up to him and hugged him with no assault involved. Arielle decided to get a hug, too. She hugged … Continued

Anonymous’s Post: Not your fault

It was around 9:30 this friday and I was starving so I had my mom wait in the parking lot while I ran in to get some food by McDonalds.  As I was getting out a pack of guys started whistling at me and telling me “babe you look good”.  I actually sprinted to my … Continued

Anonymous’s Story: Proud to Hollaback!

I was walking down the street around mid-day and a guy came right up to me and yelled in my face, “GIRL I WANT TO EAT YOUR [expletive conveying vagina].” I turned around as he walked by and said loudly, “EW!” and he kept walking. Another man who overheard just looked at me and laughed, … Continued

Anne Marie’s Story: Taking the power back

I was walking my dog at 7am.  This man stuck his head out the window and made kissy noises as he drove past. He got stuck at a stoplight and I walked back to take his pic.  He looked a little confused, and I yelled “you’re going on the internet creep!”  I walked my dog … Continued

Veronica’s Story: “Disgusting”

After a great night of talking about women’s issues, street harassment and how important and empowering this work is with one of our international site leaders. I was feeling so inspired and happy. Then, just as I got off the bus at my stop, a guy in a parked car flashed his lights at me.  … Continued

Anonymous’s Story: “Gross”

on my way into wawa I hear “love that curly hair … and that sexy body”, I’m already inside and already too annoyed over missing work to respond because who knows what I’m getting myself into, what names I could be called, if I politely asked the man not to comment on my body loud … Continued

Amanda’s Story: Not backing down

I had moved to Philadelphia just a few days before and I was out exploring. I love my neighborhood. I’d grown up in the suburbs, but my family has a 70+ year history in the Federal St row-home where I live now. I decided to go check out 9th St (only tourists call it “the … Continued

Things You Can’t Unsee

Reposted from Hollaback Czech Republic by Alicia Brooks There are certain things in your daily life that you do without even thinking about. Things like brushing your teeth, going to work, crossing the street or waiting in the inevitable line at the Albert. They have become such a part of your life that thinking about … Continued