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October 4, 2016

New submission : Jenna’s story!

I had just gotten a massage on Beechwood Ave at 5:30pm after work. I was leaving on foot, and a man maybe in his 20's starting yelling at me. He was across the street, I assume waiting for a bus or just hanging out, I'm really not sure. He very clearly said "YOO I love your ass in those leggings! They look so good!" and I looked back and he…
September 17, 2016

New submission : Mary

I can't say if he is stalking me, because the park is open to everybody. This man, (in his 60's, I'd guess) has taken a dislike to me and my dog. Our first encounter was with him screaming at me that my dog should be on leash (leash-free park), getting into my personal space and frightening both me and my little companion. I am a woman in her early 70's,…
August 31, 2016

New submission : Natalie’s story!

Tonight I was walking home from Rideau after a successful shopping trip with my mom. However, that good mood was soon turned to fear and anger when I was approached by a man. He walked up to me and asked "Can you help me? I'm not from around town," as he handed me his phone. "Sure," I said. I'm aware that Confederation Park has become a popular spot for Pokemon…


We all deserve to feel safe in public spaces

As an organization dedicated to ending street harassment and making public spaces safe and accessible, Hollaback! Ottawa would like to offer our public support to everyone affected by the arrest and death of Abdirahman Abdi. It was a horrific and avoidable situation.   It is very clear that police interactions with people struggling with mental health … Continued

Orlando & #TheHateWeFaceIsEveryDay

Dear Hollaback! Community,   I am reaching out today with the heaviest of hearts. The tragedy in Orlando was one of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States. It took place on Latinx night at the Pulse, and those we lost were mostly LGBTQ, mostly people of color.   We want to be clear: … Continued

Regarding the trial of Jian Ghomeshi

Hollaback! Canada joint statement We believe people who share their stories We stand in solidarity with Lucy DeCoutere, Linda Redgrave, and others who have bravely shared their stories. We stand with Kathryn Borel, Reva Seth, Zoe Kazan, and anyone else who has reported harassment or assault. We believe there are many stories that have not … Continued