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Athens
September 23, 2015

A Five Minute Walk

I was on my way to meet a friend and her apartment on court. As I was walking from Bentley hall down court street a group of four men pulled up in a truck and one yelled "hey you're fine" at me. I yelled back "fuck off" and his friend threw a beer can at me. I met my friend and we headed back to Bentley hall, on our way…
Lower Manhattan
September 9, 2015

Liz’s Story

A guy (late teens or early twenties) followed me for three blocks as I looked at a map on my phone. When I turned around to fully face him he became hesitant and paced a bit before walking off.
French Gulch
August 27, 2015

Ms. Bridgett’s Story

Every time I enter I greet everyone with a good morning...10 min later Barber who shall remain nameless: "You need to smile more." Me: "Do you tell men they need to smile more?" Him: "No I don't care whether or not a man smiles, a lady should smile." Me: "Well every woman isn't day daydreaming about rainbows and butterflies. There's a time to smile and a time to be pre…

News

Looking for Volunteers

Hello Pittsburgh Hollas! After a lot of consideration and discussion, the four original Pittsburgh site leaders – Akirah, Alison, Heather and Maggie – have decided to step down from leading Pittsburgh’s chapter of Hollaback. It has been a great two years supporting those who have experienced street harassment and the bystanders who have intervened. You … Continued

A Survey on Street Harassment

Take the survey here! Hollaback has teamed up with Cornell University’s ILR School professor Beth Livingston to study the experiences and impacts of street harassment internationally, through cooperation with Hollaback’s many local activism sites. What are we doing? We are launching online surveys in countries on six continents, translated into multiple languages. Links to these surveys … Continued

Guest Mix on The Grey Estates

The Hollaback! Pittsburgh team paired up with the folks at The Grey Estates, a Pittsburgh-based music blog and zine. Our playlist is full of songs meant to empower us to take on the challenges we face every day – especially when we’re made to feel like lesser people through street harassment. Check out our post … Continued