Category: Positive Thinking

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

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

#HOLLArev – Did you see it?

If you see someone with green hair, that’s site leader Shawna sitting in the audience of the first ever #HOLLArev :: an international speakers series on street harassment. Afterwards site leaders from all over the world stayed in NYC for a retreat to recharge and refocus our efforts to help end street harassment. We couldn’t … Continued

Listening for the Dissonance of Harassment

Guest post by Hollaback! Baltimore volunteer, Matt If every person walking down the street could be considered a musician, their existence adding a new melody line to the symphony of a city, then a convention with cosplayers is a unique piece of music to experience. Characters from eastern and western animation, video game heroes, and … Continued

PROCLAIM NO SHAME :: Official Photo

Here it is! The official photo from our 2013 PROCLAIM NO SHAME event (scroll to the end). We’ve written about the street harassment we experienced during the event, but I want to make clear why we felt the need to recreate this photo (below) in the first place. “BACKGROUND: The photo above that inspired this … Continued

Watch the HOLLA::Revolution July 25th!

Welcome to HOLLA::Revolution! HOLLA::Revolution is the first ever international speakers series on ending street harassment.  On July 25th, 2013, in New York City, Hollaback! will bring together leading thinkers and activists to give talks and performances on feminism, tech, and street harassment.  It’s going to be an historic event, and we want to bring it … Continued

4 Quotes from 4 Famous Male Allies

by Rebecca Evans, Hollaback! Baltimore Blogger A sad majority of the men I know don’t go around proclaiming their feminism, but they do occasionally say things that make me proud, and the label appropriate. Here’s a little bit of hope – four quotes from four famous fabulous living men in pop culture. 1) Ryan Gosling … Continued