Last weekend the largest gathering of white supremacists the U.S. has seen in a generation assembled in Charlottesville to “Unite the Right.” From the White House to the streets, white supremacists are proliferating hate through harassment, violence, and even terrorism. The message is clear: public space does not belong to the public. But Hollaback! will continue to fight for everyone’s right to be safe in public spaces. And everyone means all of us.
On January 21st, members of the Hollaback! staff will be marching in DC and NYC. We are marching for the right to free and equal public spaces for all – a right that has been historically denied and continues to be denied to many throughout the history of the United States. In the wake … Continued
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
Join our serious and silly staff for a semester and help us take a stand for inclusion and equality in public spaces – from online to the streets.
Dear Hollaback! Community, I am reaching out today with the heaviest of hearts. The tragedy in Orlando was one of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States. It took place on Latinx night at the Pulse, and those we lost were mostly LGBTQ, mostly people of color. We want to be clear: … Continued
It was around 6 pm here in my city in PH. My friends and I were waiting for a public transport where all of a sudden a man groped my behind with two hands, one for each cheek. I was already having a bad day and this made it way worse. I was too shocked … Continued
Have you read Erin’s Story or Ursula’s Story or Kristin’s Story? Each of these stories have two major things in common: First, they’re experiences of street harassment. Second, they’re three of the many stories of people who felt very aware of what they were wearing and how it related to their experiences of harassment. In … Continued
STOP is a short street harassment film created and directed by Julia Retzlaff. Julia Retzlaff is an 18 year-old filmmaker who will be attending San Francisco State University in the fall of 2015. Her films have played in youth festivals across the country. Julia has worked as a T.A. for the Bay Area Video Coalition’s … Continued
Hollaback! and Cornell University began a large-scale research survey on street harassment in 2014. The research will be released in two parts: Part I reviews data from the United States and Part II of the survey, a cross-cultural analysis of street harassment from 42 cities around the globe, will release in May. Part I, US-Specific Data, … Continued
Why did you make this video? We think videos are an awesome tool to raise awareness about the realities of street harassment. This video is the third in a series. Each video aims to explore a different experience with street harassment. One video demonstrated the sheer number of times women are harassed in public space. Another video, “My … Continued