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You have a Progressive Women’s Voice: Now Apply!

Last June I was accepted into Progressive Women’s Voices (PWV), a media training by the Women’s Media Center. It was one of the most transformative experiences of my life. Too often, it’s easy as women and activists to sit in the backseat, running the day to day operations but not leading the way. The issues … Continued

Submissions Requested: Queering Sexual Violence

Queering Sexual Violence seeks 20- 25 LGBTQ writers who are interested in submitting pieces that confront the current state of our anti- sexual violence climate. Part memoir/ part criticism/ part call to action, this anthology seeks to address the limitations of a society that is not only unequipped to deal with rape culture but also … Continued

Here is an older man at the public library in Grand Island, Nebraska. He kept staring at me despite the fact that I repeatedly tried to stare at him back to show him that I could tell he was gawking at me. I was trying to do work for a class I was taking, but … Continued

Casting Call: Hollaback!

NOTE: Thanks to everyone’s support, we have enough volunteers. Thank you so much for your support! Hollaback is shooting its first-ever PSA on Sunday, March 7th. The ad will feature 12 women, telling different parts of their street harassment story, in a 90 second ad that will help educate the public about our newest project, … Continued

Update to the LAPD Police Report

On January 24th, a woman named was assaulted on Hermosa beach and reported it to the police, read more here. Unfortunately, the police have effectively ignored her report and the perpetrator continues to go free: Regarding the Hermosa Beach groping incident, it’s been weeks and I haven’t heard anything from them. I called and even … Continued

Californians: Make Your Workplace Harassment-Proof

ADVERTISEMENT Harassment doesn’t just magically go away; it takes work. If you want to make your workplace harassment-proof, check out our corporate sponsors at CalBizCentral. From CalBizCentral:When it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace, you have to know what is required of your company and your human resources department. Harassment is not a topic … Continued

Hollaback’s Emily May interviewed on Global Sister!

Thanks to our friends at Global Sister for helping to get the word out about Hollaback! Hollaback has come a long way since 2005. As if 15,000 readers a month wasn’t enough, now we are Jay-Z endorsed: GSO: And finally, if you could have any international activist or celebrity endorse HollabackNYC and focus on the … Continued

We did it Hollabackers!

Yesterday, you rallied. In less than 24 hours 688 of you visited our application with the Knight News Foundation and 43 of you voted, bringing us from fifteenth place up to second place! Today we are one step closer to making the project a reality. Congratulations, us.

Last Day to Vote: Hollaback!

You got us here, now help us seal the deal. Give your five star rating to Hollaback and help us win the Knight News Challenge. Over the past month 1,732 of you have checked out our application, making us the most viewed project of the competition. Even more impressive, 102 of you have voted for … Continued

Hollaback is KYW Newsradio’s Web Pick of the Day!

Reprinted from the KYW’s site by KYW’s Bob Bicknell: At last. Folks in the Big Apple and plenty of other cities have a chance to fight back against those who harass you on the streets. If you get whistled at, ogled, or otherwise annoyed by people while you’re trying to live your life, snap their … Continued