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Open letter to the Ottawa Citizen

We sent the following letter to the Ottawa Citizen on March 30th but they chose not to publish it. “We are appalled by the Citizen’s recent coverage of serious allegations made by local women against JJ Clarke. As a coalition of groups working to end violence against women in Ottawa, it is very disheartening to see … Continued

New Submission : Harassed while walking

It was 2 years ago, I was just walking down the street when two men who were talking with each as soon as they saw me they catcalled me asking if I had time and my number. I didn’t realize they were talking to me until I was far enough… I am mad and I … Continued

New Submission: Harassed while running

Running at Somerset and Preston around 7:00 PM and two men in their twenties tried to stop me to talk to them. When I ignored them and kept running they shouted after me, calling me names.

New Submission : Assaulted on the bus

Semen stain on the back of my pant leg. I believe it happened when filing out of an OCTranspo bus, though I did not notice until I got home. It was the only time someone was standing right behind me.

New Submission : Harassment in the Glebe

Last weekend, dropped off in an uber at the parking lot for the OPL – Sunnyside location and walking the less than 1 min walk over to house of Targ for a show. In less than 30 seconds of walking a car full of men scream at me, “NICE OUTFIT” and when I don’t respond … Continued

FREE WORKSHOP: Addressing harassment in gym spaces

We’re partnering with Andrea Blake, holistic personal trainer and body neutrality advocate, to bring you a FREE workshop focused on harassment in gym spaces! Join us for a lively discussion on how to be a solid bystander for anyone experiencing harassment in a gym setting. We’ll also brainstorm ways you can occupy your space and … Continued

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