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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]

HOLLA ON THE GO: Grrrr is right!

Walking out of subway, a man kept calling after me. Calling me snowflake and telling me to turn around. It was particularly frustrating because I never wear tank tops bc it seems like I always get harassed when I do. I HAD to today because it is ungodly hot and low and behold…grrrr. [got_back]

HOLLA ON THE GO: Ignored and then shouted at

I wanted to try this new hair store on White Plains Road. The clerk ignored me when I tried to get his attention to pay. I told him I would go to a place that respected cash paying customers, while putting his stuff on top of other products to leave. He jumped from the counter … Continued