Category: Inspiration

Video Story: A lesson on courage from a young Indian woman

Harassment in public places in India is nothing new. Countless incidents where perverts of all ages, education and profession express this heinous form of power bestowed upon by a patriarchal society. While for decades, women have been silenced and sexual harassment – on the streets, in locals, flights, restaurants, schools, colleges and workplaces – normalized … Continued

A Dose of Inspiration – Kellerman

We have much to thank this suave lady for! Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (6 July 1886 – 6 November 1975) was one of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, instead of the then-accepted pantaloons, and inspired others to follow her example. Australian professional swimmer, vaudeville star, film actress and writer. She On … Continued

Ashmeeta’s Poem

HOLLA BOMBAY! Check out this poem by Ashmeeta who bravely and beautifully recounts her experience of street harassment. In recounting her experience, she has proved that she actually isn’t helpless. And you can do the same. As always, we are the safe space you have been waiting for; submit your Hollabacks at any time of … Continued

Freeze the Tease and Chappal Maarungi

HEY BOMBAY! We just wanted to highlight the work of two amazing college-based initiatives – Freeze the Tease and Chappal Maarungi – in the Mumbai-wide and global fight to end street harassment. Freeze the Tease is the brainchild of six students at St. Andrew’s College – Perma Dsouza, Andrea Fernades, Digi George, Anishka Alvares, Rochelle … Continued