Introducing: Kayla!

Hollaback! Boston is so excited to welcome our summer intern to the team – we’re expecting great things from her, and asked her to introduce herself before she gets started. Welcome, Kayla!

Hi, I’m Kayla.

introducing: kayla! // hollaback! boston

I’m currently an undergrad at Tufts University, studying American Studies and Sociology. My academic focus thus far has been comparative race and ethnicity and institutional power in the U.S. When I’m not in class, I like to explore Somerville and Boston, tell jokes, and really get to know people. I’m originally from Kansas City (Missouri, of course) and I’ve truly come to love Boston these past three years, but I joined the Hollaback! movement because I want Boston to be better than it is. Street harassment runs rampant in this city and in all cities, but I believe it’s a mere symptom of larger issues of inequality. It presents itself as a specific issue that we can tackle, so why not try? Any wins against this oppression have the power to affect the bigger picture, causing a rupture in the current power dynamics that consistently advantage some over others. I think that by telling our stories and contributing solutions, those of us affected by street harassment can make the streets a safer place for us all.



We actively denounce the notion that street harassment is culturally accepted and that victims somehow "deserve" it. Through raising awareness and sharing experiences, we hope to put an end to catcalling, groping, stalking, public masturbation, assaults, racial slurs, and other forms of street harassment. Because we believe we have the power to create a world where we can feel hot, confident, and badass, while still feeling safe!

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  1. Muriel says:

    can’t wait to see what you have to say!!! :-)

  2. […] Note: Kayla was our very first non-founding team addition, and we are so grateful for her help and patience over the last year—but as a recent graduate of […]

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