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Seaside
July 8, 2020

Street Harassment: I identify as Asian

I identify as Asian, queer female with disabilities. I have PTSD from past trauma of being racially bullied and physically assaulted throughout grade school and during college. As an adult racial harassment continues regardless of Covid19. Approximately 4 years ago, I went to Seaside, Oregon for the weekend with my boyfriend at the time, who's white. I am sharing my experience because it's still worth telling. We went to Beach n Brew bar…
Hartford
July 7, 2020

Street Harassment: This was a long

This was a long time ago but it felt scary. While I was walking home during the day one summer, a guy in a convertible started following me. He even turned the car around several times to do so. There was no safe place to duck into and I was getting more and more frightened. Finally, I started shouting/singing at the top of my lungs, "Jingle Bells." It had the…
Alabama
July 6, 2020

Street Harassment: I hate walking home

I hate walking home now. I used to enjoy it for the exercise but recently I've had a few occurrences of being catcalled. The first the guy was walking on the same side walk and said "damn girl, how do you fit all that ass inside them jeans?" I just ignored it and kept walking, thankfully nothing else happened. The other time today I was walking home from the dentist,…
Clermont-Ferrand
June 28, 2020

Street Harassment: It was a beautiful

It was a beautiful evening at the beginning of summer two years ago when I was studying in Clermont. That evening I had a date with my boyfriend and as every time I went to his place, I had to take the tram for about 40 minutes. It was very hot outside and I made myself beautiful to go and see him. I've always been the kind of girl who…
Saint-Denis
June 28, 2020

Street Harassment: J

J'étais dans le train, pour rentrer chez moi. Le train était plein comme souvent, et tout se passait bien, je regardais le paysage défiler, jusqu'à se que je sente une pression sur mes fesses. Au début je n'ai même pas tilté, mais j'ai vu son reflet dans la vitre, un grand moche au regard carrément pervers collé derrière moi. J'ai même cru sentir sa main frôler la mienne.Je n'ai pas…
June 24, 2020

Street Harassment: I always felt like

I always felt like my experience wasn't valid because there was no inappropriate touching, and people told me I was exaggerating. No one believed me. I still haven't told my parents to this day, and to this day I'm scared to say his name. When I was 18 years old, I was living in Armenia doing an internship program. I had hope that my experience in the house would be…
Barton Hills
June 16, 2020

Street Harassment: I was out on…

I was out on a walk around the lake this morning, and a guy accosted me, yelling “ni hao ma” and “konnichiwa” presumably based on my appearance (I’m of asian descent). It completely took me by surprise and I felt fearful of my safety - his appearance was disheveled and he purposely went out of his way to approach me, so I was worried he would follow me. There were…
North Cambridge
June 16, 2020

Street Harassment: I was going for

I was going for a walk and a guy rode past on a bike and said, "How you doin, ni hao." This has happened to me several times, in different iterations, but I wasn't expecting it in this liberal, fairly diverse neighborhood. I'm Asian American and was born in the US. Catcalling is already infuriating, and it disgusts me and makes my blood boil when race is brought into it.
Flushing
June 12, 2020

Street Harassment: It was a beautiful…

It was a beautiful day in June last summer and I decided to treat myself to a nail appointment. It was like 85 degrees and I always been the type of girl to embrace my body. I like to get pretty and dress for myself because appearance doesn't affect your personality or brain or mean that attention has to be given to you. So I threw on my shorts, a…
England
June 11, 2020

Street Harassment: I

I’m feeling bemused. Ever since the age of 13 (i’m 18 now) I’ve had random men shout abuse at me from their cars. I’ll just be walking down the street minding my own business and some guy will drive past and swear at me or make a rude gesture for literally no reason. On one occasion, I had 2 men throw sauce sachets at me. Another time I was sitting…
Giv'atayim
June 10, 2020

Street Harassment: Years ago but still.

Warning: This story contains mentions of sexual assault.  In 2014 I was on the 5:30 am bus from tlv to Jerusalem. I was sitting next to the window. No one was sitting next to me. At some point I fell asleep. I woke up slowly realizing that someone had taken my hand and put it on his dick. I didn't open my eyes I was frozen. I pretended to be…
Ashley
June 10, 2020

Street Harassment: I was leaving my…

Warning: This post contains mentions of rape. I was leaving my doctor's office this morning and right outside of the building are benches. On one of the benches was a late middle aged man, i assumed he was waiting for a ride as often times they do after appointments. I walked passed him paying him no mind. As I did, he said to me, "you look hot in that" (I…
Lyndhurst
June 9, 2020

State Sponsored Harassment: February 5, 2020…

February 6, 2020 a Lyndhurst New Jersey Police Officer, Officer W., got in a position with his gun drawn to be in a standoff shootout with me while my autism spectrum 8 year old daughter was a back seat passenger in our suv due to a minor traffic violation. I immediately posted on LPD Facebook page that I was considering filing a formal complaint because Officer W. put my daughter's…
Elkhart
June 8, 2020

Street Harassment: I was delivering packages

I was delivering packages in a less than savory neighborhood, the kind that makes my apartment look like the ritz. It was nearly nighttime, and from behind me I hear “Hey, damn you working it hard girl!” I ignored it. He kept pressing on and getting closer to my delivery van. “Hey Amazon lady! Yeah, you are a sexy Amazon lady! Mmmmhmm” I continued to ignore him, but I clutched…
Whalley
June 4, 2020

Bystander Intervention: This is more an…

This is more an incident where I felt I managed to overcome an unexpected expression of racism. It wasn't directed towards me. However, I believe this could be useful in preparing: I've related to the "offender's" words while directly offering a productive solution. At the time, I wasn't entirely sure I reacted in the best way, but it worked reasonably well. I keep looking for insights, because I know it's…