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South Los Angeles
January 23, 2020

HOLLA ON THE GO: Walking along…

Walking along the street I walk everyday to get to class yesterday, a random person on a bike going very fast went up to me and grabbed the left side of my behind. I was so shocked and stood there, feeling so many emotions at once. Disgusted, dirty, violated, unsafe. He kept riding forward and turned around and kept staring in my direction. I thought he was coming back to…
Layton
January 18, 2020

HOLLA ON THE GO: Going through…

[Title: Going through the stages of emotions after an encounter. Terrified, angry, humiliated and invisible.] It's always been curious to me how I can be such a confident, assertive and tough woman - yet when something like this happens I suddenly feel so small, or like I no longer exist at all. Its like all the life gets zapped out of me. So maybe telling this brief story of what…
Nottingham
January 13, 2020

HOLLA ON THE GO: I was…

I was approached by a man while sitting with headphones in on the train. The conversation went as follows “hello”, “you are beautiful”, “you really turn me on”, “I just like to have fun”. He then proceeded to sit down next to me and talk at me. Finally, he got off at the same station as me before getting back onto the train after I refused to give him my…
January 12, 2020

HOLLA ON THE GO: When I…

When I was younger I had switched schools in the 2nd grade because we moved to a new town. So when I switched schools it was very difficult for me because I had a hard time making friends, for the entire 2nd grade year. I couldn’t talk to kids, play with kids, I couldn’t even talk to the teacher without freaking out. So I didn’t have any friends until the…
Fairview
December 31, 2019

HOLLA ON THE GO: On Hyder…

On Hyder st. and 10th st., I was walking enjoying in afternoon walk in the sun. I was fully clothed wearing lots of layers, this is Anchorage, Alaska in December after all. A Grey pickup truck license plate GPS 173 being driven by a man pulled up a long side of me. The driver rolled the window and hollered asking if I needed a ride. I quickly changed my direction…
December 28, 2019

HOLLA ON THE GO: I witnessed…

I witnessed this and did help: This is about white-supremacist, rather than misogynous, bigotry, but I think it fits. One day when I was nine, I got onto a bus at its line's terminus, where the driver could spend 15 or 20 minutes in an air-conditioned diner. The driver was white, and a Black woman came up to the stop just as he was getting ready to leave for his…
December 21, 2019

HOLLA ON THE GO: I started…

I started a new job in a government facility (as a contractor) a few months ago. One of the security guards in the building started taking a special interest in me. Obviously, his job is to notice when people walk in and out of the building, but I started noticing his unwanted behavior when he asked me for my name. Being respectful, I smiled and asked him for his too.…
Van Nest
December 17, 2019

HOLLA ON THE GO: At a…

At a local public library, my children (girls) were using the computer as they would normally, and keeping their voices at respectful volume. A male security guard walked over to us, and requested that my children not speak. Literally, demanding that I prevent my children from speaking. I was appalled at the request. Then angered, by the sheer boldness of it. I maintained my composure. I corrected him, and indicated…
December 14, 2019

HOLLA ON THE GO: I am…

I am an attorney with laryngitis, so what there is of my voice right now is very low and faint. Talking to a client on the phone about a legal matter, he commented that my voice sounded sexy. Wondering whether he would take offense and fire me, I responded, "I don't appreciate that." He paused and went back to discussing the business at hand.
December 13, 2019

HOLLA ON THE GO: I

I've been using the Odana and S Segoe bus stop since I moved here and twice now a 30-40s man from New Orleans has made uncomfortable comments about me and physically blocked my only escape. The last incident was today. He was drinking and cornered me at the bus shelter at 9:30am as I was trying to catch the bus to work. "You got a man?" "What do you do…
December 11, 2019

HOLLA ON THE GO: There are…

There are people in my workplace who just don't live up to current standards. They've used abelist slurs, anti-Semitic comments, transphobic comments and more. I don't feel safe being out about my identities in my workplace because of this, even though not all of those things apply to me directly. Recently during a discussion of adding pronouns to our email signatures, jokes regarding it/its pronouns were thrown around the room.…
Hamburg
December 7, 2019

HOLLA ON THE GO: Deine Hand…

Es war kurz nach zehn als ich super fertig vom Training nach Hause kam und in der s Bahn nur noch nach Hause wollte und einfach chilln wollte . Mir ging es gut und ich fühlte mich wohl als die Person die ich war und bin bis du meinst mir das nehmen zu müssen . Du hast dich in der Bahn immer näher neben mich gesetzt ,Angst hatte ich aufzustehen…
Nantes
November 26, 2019

HOLLA ON THE GO: Être suivie

Il était 7 heures du matin et je devais me rendre chez une amie. J'ai décidé de marché. Il y avait une épaisse couche de brume ce matib la. Tout d'un coup, de l'autre côté de la route, un homme qui avait la trentaine à surgit. Il m'a fait des gestes obscènes et très explicites fesant des vas et vient avec ses hanches. J'ai paniqué et j'ai accéléré le pas.…
November 23, 2019

HOLLA ON THE GO: I am…

I am in egypt , and i have been sexually harassed in the streets since i was 12 ! but today i am telling a story about being bullied and called names by a group of women "beggars i think" for feeding a cat ! here beggars are organised and they are like gangs some of them make fortunes from begging and this is very common here. one of them…
Woodstock
November 22, 2019

HOLLA ON THE GO: I was…

I was walking past an elementary school with my groceries. A man started saying disgusting, violating things about my body in front of the kids, so I turned around to ask him what was wrong with him. He then told me he was going to bash my head in and followed me until I got to the gate to my building.