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Week in Our Shoes: Back to School Edition

Hello Hollabackers! This week Hollaback! was featured by My Local, HuffPost British Columbia, The Canadian Broadcasting Company,The Smithsonian Online, Tok Nok, Money News, TED Blog, Bustle, Care2, Mashable and Baltimore Out Loud; Hollaback New York City posted about their upcoming participation in Suzanne Lacy’s “Between the Door and the Street” project, a collaborative effort with … Continued

Week In Our Shoes: TED Cities 2.0 Edition!

Hello Hollabackers! This week, our Executive Director, Emily May, gave a TED City 2.0 talk as she accepted her TED City 2.0 award. Hollaback! was featured by MSN News Online, Feminist Current, The Daily Californian, Genius Online, TED Prize and the West: Welfare, Society, Territory; we posted the HOLLA::Revolution promo video on our main page; … Continued

The HOLLA::Revolution Promo Video is UP!

On July 25th, 2013, Hollaback! hosted the first ever international speakers series on street harassment, HOLLA::Revolution.  The event was emceed by Jamia Wilson and featured leading local and international leaders in the fight against gender-based violence.   The historic event featured 18 badass speakers and performers representing organizations such as: Bklyn Boihood, Sassafrass Tech Collective, … Continued

A week in our shoes: BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION

Dear Hollabackers, This week, Hollaback! was featured by Fast Company, the Knight Foundation, and The Atlantic. Deputy Director, Debjani delivered the National Campus Safety Awareness Month keynote at Old Dominion University, training for the Class 9 of Hollaback! sites began, and we tabled at a Gotham Girls Roller Derby bout. Heres’s what the HOLLAs Around … Continued

A week in our shoes: LBGTQ RIGHTS EDITION

Dear Hollabackers — Check out what’s shaking with the global movement this week: HollabackPHILLY’s Director Rochelle Keyhan wrote an iReport on street harassment for CNN! Hollaback! Gent had a press release demanding more initiatives on raising awareness about homophobia in Gent. They got some press coverage and received an invitation from the Alderman for Equal … Continued

A week in our shoes: apps, art, actions, oh my!

Dear Hollabackers — The Hollaback! Mothership is partnering with the Reuters Foundation’s TrustLaw Connect project on some exciting stuff (to be revealed at a later date!), and was featured as their Member of the Week. Also, this week our new and improved app was featured in Fast Company, Tech Crunch and The Wild. And here’s … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Buffet creepers

I was at a buffet with my friend (also a female) while there we went to go get more food. While walking to and from the buffet this group of older men would stare, wink, and make very obscene gestures. [got_back]

HOLLA ON THE GO: Harassment out the window

I was wearing a bikini (we had just gone swimming), just laying on he grass trying to enjoy a picnic with my family. A car full of men probably close to my father’s age drove by, honked at me and cat called out the window. [got_back]