Category: Assault

One Small Step – Guest Blog Post!

Guest blog post by our volunteer, Corrine: So I’m hanging out in a bar with some friends. It’s happy hour. People are drinking. We’re talking, we’re laughing, we’re having a good old time. Everything is great. Then out of nowhere this guy comes over to my friends, grabs my crotch, tries to kiss me, and … Continued

Summer Safety

Guest blog post by volunteers Tegan & Corrine   Summer; warm weather, a glorious time to be outside, enjoying the outdoors, going for walks, sitting out under the sun. At least, until someone decides to invade on your private space in a public area. Street harassment (being harassed or assaulted in a public space) unfortunately … Continued

Lifted Her Up & Carried Her Away – bina’s story

Two male bouncers at [a rock club] were trying to get an intoxicated female customer out of the bar because the bar was closing. She told them she was leaving but they needed to give her some space. The two of them surrounded her and started yelling, “you need to get the fuck off this … Continued

Free of Suggestion – guest post

by Madeleine Buck, who recently created and donated a quilt square to FORCE’s Monument Quilt project.   Every city dweller periodically finds themselves wondering whether they’ll be able to go out in public without having to deal with a stranger’s commentary, and the common solution is to barely acknowledge or ignore any unsolicited appraisals of … Continued

HOLLAween: No Shame, No Blame

It’s Halloween! From spooky to sexy, there are so many ways for all ghouls to celebrate, and there’s something in this holiday for everyone. However, for a lot of us, Halloween means harassment—on the streets, at parties, just walking outside in costume. We’re expected to look sexy, even if that’s not our thing, and we … Continued

“That’s a man” – Aaleyah’s story

I was walking home from the store one night and a guy called out to me. His boys said “That’s a man” and he physically attacked me. I had to go to the hospital and I had to move for my safety. I am who I were today! No Fear! [got-back]

I hope this helps anyone who reads it – Kelly’s story

(A note from the site leaders – Sharing your story can be a very powerful step in the healing process after any instance of gender-based violence. We made sure to double check with Kelly that she did indeed wish to share this story in full. We wanted to include this story on our site to … Continued