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“You’re gonna make me cum!”

street harassment | on February, 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

On my way to work, I heard a man yelling “uhh!! Uhhh!! You’re gonna make me cum!!” and looked up to see a man violently masturbating at me with his pants down around his knees. I called 911 to report this, and waited 45 minutes before anyone showed up to take down any information. It [...]

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“I’m just trying to go home with you”

Stories, street harassment | on February, 27, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

On Friday, February 20th, a man started verbally harassing me in the Prospect Park Q train station, asking if he could get inside my coat with me. I abruptly walked down to the platform to be around more people. When the train arrived, I got on and noticed he’d sat down across from me. Three [...]

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#MySafetySelfie Project

Activist Interviews, Resources, street harassment | on February, 25, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Conceived by site-specific narratologist and writer Jay Pitter, #mysafetyselfie is a project that is curating selfies + stories from women highlighting spatial and social factors compromising their safety in public spaces. After establishing a career as a public funder and then a corporate marketing communications director, Pitter earned a graduate degree at York University’s Faculty [...]

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“I was afraid of being ignored or laughed at”

Stories, street harassment | on February, 24, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I was walking from Brixton Market to Brixton Road on a busy Friday at 8 p.m. I didn’t feel at risk because there were a lot of people around and I was walking along a well-lit street with shops. As I was walking through the scaffolding which is currently lining part of Coldharbour Lane (which [...]

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“I hope it doesn’t scar me forever.”

Stories, street harassment | on February, 17, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Today was the first time I was harassed. I just froze up. A group of boys who were younger than me were walking behind me and my friend. We were just walking to the subway, and they made loud comments about my body. I was disgusted, embarrassed, and scared. I could not believe an (about) [...]

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“Why do you have to be that way??”

Stories, street harassment | on February, 11, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Random Man: Come on baby, give me a smile… Me: [gives little smile] Random Man: What, That’s it?! I don’t bite, just make my day better. Me: [continues to walk] Random Man: [grabs my arm and pulls me closer to him] Why do you have to be that way?? Me: There’s my bus, I have [...]

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“The officer visited his house”

street harassment | on February, 10, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

Being a young pretty model, verbal harassment happens often. Being from south of Russia originally I usually put them back in their place or publicly draw attention to them. However this time it was slightly irrational. There was no one around and two lads stopped in a car just to tell me “You are shit [...]

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