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State of the Streets: Baltimore

“I love knowing that, in my own little way, I’m making the world a better place. While I had absolutely no experience in activism or social justice, and no college degree either, I am now a leader in feminist activism in my community, meeting all kinds of amazing, influential people. And that feels fantastic.”  –Shawna … Continued

State of the Streets: West Yorkshire

“I want to be able to walk the streets free from fear and I believe that if we stand together and take action, this is something we can achieve.  Launching the West Yorkshire site has a positive impact on me, my friends and family, and all women in my neighborhood.” – Louise Westbrooke   Louise … Continued

State of the Streets: Boston

“I’ve had entire days ruined as I mull over what I wish I had said instead on my morning commute. It’s a waste of energy, and Hollaback! to me is an outlet for this energy, a place to channel my frustration and anger and share my experiences with the world.” – Kate Ziegler “I saw … Continued

State of the Streets: Alberta, Canada

“I wanted my voice back. I was frustrated by street harassment and I no longer wanted myself or others to have to deal with sexual harassment and objectification in public spaces. Working for Hollaback! means I get to do something about a problem that I am passionate about ending…. I do it because the public … Continued

State of the Streets: New York City

This year, we accomplished more than ever in New York City. Here’s a snapshot of our success: Garnering legislative support. This spring, we reached out to 20 council members and their staff including Council Member Annabel Palma, Brad Lander, Charles Baroon, Daniel Garrodnick, Deborah Rose, Diana Reyna, Gale Brewer, Jimmy Van Brehmer, Julissa Ferreras, Jumaane … Continued

A week in our shoes: it’s almost the HOLLAdays!

Hey Hollabackers — With our campaign in full-swing, this week’s edition is short and sweet. Here’s the deal: WE NEED YOUR MONEY. Sorry to be so blunt about it — but it’s true.  People think that because we’re awesome we’re rich.  That’s nice, but it simply isn’t true. Fun facts: Number of full-time staff: 2 … Continued

An Interview with Sonia Saraiya of CATCALLED.org: “This is my experience and I don’t think I’m alone.”

BY RITA PASARELL This past August, Sonia Saraiya and a group of women writers created CATCALLED.org, a “collection of women’s stories about street harassment in New York City.”  Each of the 11 participants wrote a daily log for two weeks, and then responded to each other’s logs for exit interviews.  CATCALLED says street harassment is … Continued