Category: youth

Public Harassment: Today I had to…

Today I had to use skills I learned in a Hollaback training on bystander intervention. It’s enraging that this incident happened, but I’m very grateful to have felt prepared for it because of Hollaback’s work. I was sitting outside my neighborhood coffee shop this morning when I heard a loud voice yelling angrily, coming closer … Continued

“I was walking my dog…”

I was walking my dog in a full Winter jacket and this man pulled up to me and said you’re doing amazing. I feel so objectified and angry. I’m also 14 years old. I want people to understand that it happens regardless of your clothing. [got_back]

“I am 16 years old…”

I am 16 years old, I am in 10th grade and, and this is my story. On January 30, 2018, It was my Fathers birthday. I was so happy to get home and see him and celebrate. It was normal day I was walking to the public library to work on homework. It was very … Continued

“We were on a crowded street car.”

I was 13 years old and on a summer vacation with my family in Budapest. We were on a crowded street car. Some man reached out from behind me and grabbed my vagina. I was horrified and so humiliated. I grabbed his hand and twisted it. I told my parents but they did very little. … Continued

“I was on my way home…”

I was on my way home very late from the Arden Mall, and I just got on my second bus that would take me straight back home to the college campus I live on. I was alone with the driver and one other male passenger who got on after me, sitting in front of me. … Continued