Category: Racist

Trigger Warning for Racism – Sacha’s story

A few years ago, I was waiting at a bus stop with my infant son and I asked a guy if a certain bus would take me somewhere. He responded and yelled out, “I hate Niggers. Niggers. Niggers. Niggers…” I just walked away quickly with my child. I did not know that racism still existed … 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

A Vulnerable Community Keeps It Private

written by site leader, Shawna We recently visited Project PLASE, a transitional housing and support services facility for those who have experienced homelessness and are looking to break the cycle. Our goal was to conduct video interviews with women and LGBTQ folks about street harassment, and the unique ways that people with insufficient housing might … Continued

He Never Got The Hint – Ria’s story

Unfortunately my first and last visit to Ocean City, will be my last. This is about an incident at The jungle bar–I was with my friend – our dining experience will forever be negatively-colored by our boorish and loud neighbors. The table next to ours was filled with a party of 5-10 people who were … Continued