Category: The Movement

Hollaback! is featured on AHAlife today

AHAlife is a woman-owned company that looks to feature a new product each day, but on Sundays they take a break to profile a nonprofit, or a cause. Today they are profiling Hollaback!. I met the AHAlife team at an 85broads event.  At the end of her speech, their founder and CEO Shauna Mei quoted … Continued

The hearing was a success. What next?

1. For New Yorkers: contacting your city councilmember to let them know that you believe street harassment is an issue that needs to be addressed by the council; encourage them to read the testimony and support Julissa Ferreras and actually get something done. Find out who your councilmember is here. 2. For people outside New … Continued

TESTIMONY: From Emily May, Hollaback!’s executive director

My name is Emily May, and I am the executive director of Hollaback!, an organization that has been working to end street harassment since 2005. I want to thank Councilmember Julissa Ferreras and the entire Committee on Women’s Issues for coordinating this hearing. While street harassment has probably existed in our city since the advent … Continued

You were incredible.

The room was standing room only, the testimonies brought us to tears, and the press was swarming. You made this happen, and this is only the beginning. The story was picked up by 237 outlets worldwide. Why is this important? That’s millions of women, men, boys, and girls that now know that they are not … Continued

Take the street harassment survey!

We are partnering with a group called METRAC to do a survey on street harassment.  They are hoping to use the results to build an iPhone app in their hometown of Toronto, Canada. Help them out by taking the survey! We’ll share the results with you in December.

Testimony: “I needed to say that it shocks and appalls me too, as not all guys are like that and we want to help women and girls who have to deal with harassment on a daily basis.”

It was during the session with Hollaback that my eyes truly opened. The girls in my class started speaking about their past experiences with street harassment and the stories just didn’t stop. Every time one girl was finished recalling some time some guy did something to her on the street it seemed that another girl … Continued

NYC Council Hearing on Street Harassment!

Pop the bubbly, it’s Friday afternoon and we’ve got killer news. The NYC Council’s Committee on Women’s Issues is holding a hearing on “Street Harassment of Women and Girls.” Why? Because you holla’ed back, and they listened. One incredible woman, named Elizabeth Mendez Barry, holla’ed in El Diario (read it in English, here).  Her op-ed, … Continued