Category: Story

New Submission : Racist harassment

Two incidents several weeks apart, same man. The first time, he said, “Ni Hao, looking good,” drawing inaccurate conclusions about my heritage based on my skin colour. I tried my best to keep my eyes straight on the road ahead and not give him or his companion the sick pleasure of exercising power over me. … Continued

New Submission : Harassed while biking

On Friday, July 26, I was biking on Albert Street, and stopped at Metcalfe and Albert waiting for the light to change. This was a day when there had been heavy rain on and off throughout the day, so I was wearing my rain jacket (hot pink) and rain boots (also pink) over the dress … Continued

New Submission : Harassed on the #85

Before I got on the 85 Bayshore, this guy asked me when the bus was coming so I responded.   After that he continued talking to me asking questions about my life and continually trying to be closer to me. He tried to sit next to me on the bus. He was close, trying to … Continued

New Submission : Harassed on beautiful walking path

I was walking around Mud Lake and an older couple passed me on the path. Usually there’s a mumbled hello or good afternoon or whatever, but the man suddenly said “I’m looking for models for a swimsuit photoshoot” I was shocked. Often people have cameras for birding, but this was lewd and ridiculous. All I … Continued

New Submission : Harassed by a cyclist

I was waiting at Laurier and Elgin for the light to turn. I was standing by the Starbucks, sipping my iced latte, enjoying the gorgeous weather. Some asshole cyclist bikes past me and whistles at me then keeps cycling past while looking back at me. Ugh.

New Submission: Harassed in Eddy

I live on Eddy in hull, which means I sometimes have to walk here alone at night. There is a bar on Eddy called Original bar. A large man in a red ECHO shirt with a short shaved mohawk on his head makes rude sexual comments to me almost every day. He goes to this … Continued

New Submission: Intentional space violation & following

A man stopped me for directions and stood far too close for comfort. I stepped back to answer his questions and he kept the conversation going despite my obvious desire to leave it. He moved into my personal space again to gesture at the “closed” sign on the stairs and I had to take another … Continued