Please note. . .

Don't Be Silent DC has been inactive since March 2008 and has not been accepting entries since. If you are in the DC area and have a harassment story to share, please go to HollaBack DC. If you are outside the DC area and want to submit your story, go to Stop Street Harassment. Thank you.

As of 3/1/08, I will no longer be working on this blog. Please read this post for more details.

Saturday, June 2, 2007


A lot of the stories featured here seem to be coming from me lately, but that's not the way I intended for this site to work. I want this to be an open forum for victims of street and public space harassment to tell their stories, give their insights, and let people know that they're not alone in dealing with this ridiculousness.

Please continue to submit your stories to the site. While I have a rule against anonymous posting (too many people abuse that privilege under anonymity and tend to leave hateful and uninsightful comments), submissions can remain anonymous. Do not worry about length or language (feel free to curse---this is a place to let your emotions out)---I keep that intact. The only things I edit are grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Also, you can name the neighborhood the harassment happened in or the intersection it happened at, but DO NOT give specific work or home addresses! One submission contained the intersection the contributor lived at, and we have to take precaution to insure our safety.

Though I want to keep this focused on DC and its metro areas, I will accept stories from other areas as well. And if you hear about anything newsworthy in terms of street harassment and countering it, please let me know.

Once again thank you for your support!


Manchild said...


As a sign of respect, I tip my hat to you for having the courage to do what you're doing.

"There comes a time when silence is betrayal." --Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Manchild is my blogspot address if you experience difficulties reaching me via my gmail account.

Tasha said...

I definitely have some submissions. I'll be gathering them up and sharing them shortly, thanks for the reach-out