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Week in our shoes

Hey Hollas! It’s been a week of action and recovery here at HQ, and we’ve shifted into high gear to respond and react to our new political climate. Election Day was over a week ago but its effects still linger, and we’ve been moving forward as best we can with some wonderful partner organizations along … Continued

Bystander Intervention Training Webinar

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, you’ve come forward to tell us about how the rise in harassment and violence in the U.S. is impacting you on MomentofTruth2016.tumblr.com. And yet we have also heard from you a desire to rise up, speak out, and intervene when you see harassment happening. That’s why we’re … Continued

Pushed onto the Train

I was trying to get on the 4 train during rush hour. This older guy made the “you first” gesture but I made it back. We stood at impasse for a second then he whipped his arm across my back and pushed me onto the train. I shouted at him to stop touching me and … Continued

It’s been a tough week: we’re listening

Dear Hollaback! community, This has been a hard week for us, and we wanted to reach out because we imagine it’s been a hard week for you too. If you’re not caught up on the news, here’s a quick rundown: Donald Trump is minimizing the violent and degrading words recorded in 2005 as mere posturing … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Never went back to the Library

There’s a man named Mike. He was my brothers friend. He was 19 I was 15. Super creepy vibe from him. One day at the Middle country public library, I was reading a book. He was there and found me while I was down in the basement area reading a book. Well no one was … Continued

F that

This asshole was masturbating thru his pants on a nearly empty train at 11 pm. Couldn’t bring myself to say anything. [got_back]

HOLLA ON THE GO: Harassed on the J train

Sitting next to these two was a huge mistake. Not only did they smell of alcohol at 11am, they were harassing every woman that sat next to them – including the elderly woman that was sitting next to one of them in the attached photo. I took this photo when I moved away , but … Continued

HOLLA ON THE GO: Flowers with a side of harassment

I was walking alone at night on my way to a comedy event when a group of at least 6 males approached me walking in the opposite direction. The first one yelled out, “Hey beautiful! Beautiful! Hey!” When I didn’t respond how he wanted, like I normally do, he got annoyed. I would have told … Continued