June 13, 2010
When we founded HollabackNYC five years ago, we thought we'd be able to bring raise some consciousness in our city about street harassment.
We had no idea the idea would take off the way it did, and now we're pushing forward to take the project to the next level by really giving women and LGBTQ folks powerful tools to respond to harassment, and to give Hollaback! the ability to build effective public policy and advocacy materials.
The reorganization of Hollaback brings co-founder Emily May into the position of Executive Director, bringing a smart, savvy, and experienced leader in to focus on street harassment full time. The organization under her leadership has already developed a new website and iPhone app, a corps of volunteers, and an international network of chapters.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my work as a boardmember and co-founder, witnessing the tremendous response from users and activists around the world, as well as from the media who highlight our work and thus raise awareness on street harassment.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & I co-founded HollabackNYC.