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This is your Hollaback! Brussels team:
Angelika from Germany, is currently studying for her Masters in Communications and European Affairs. Upon arriving in Brussels, she was shocked at the amount of street harassment and at the fact that everyone told her “you will get used to it”. That is why she decided to found a Hollaback in Brussels. A convinced feminist, Angelika likes traveling and going to the arts cinema.
Anna from the US, is a professional artist and a wanna-be activist. She looks for the meaningful and challenging things in life. She is ready to help build the movement against street harassment from the ground-up. A Maryland native and a former New York resident, never before living in Brussels has she experienced such aggressive and pervasive street harassment. She knew something had to be done when it started affecting her physical, emotional, mental and social life, and is forever grateful to Hollaback! for pioneering a platform for sharing experiences and creating change. She looks forward to connecting site users to actions and communities that will feed our collective need for change and empowerment! HolLABaCk!
Ingrid from Brussels, is a freelance writer, filmmaker & ‘art-ivist’. On the one hand, she cares deeply about people, their rights, their stories, their past and their future, on the other; the earth, its environment, being organic and respecting all living creatures are things that are very important to her and that are reflected back in her work. She has never considered herself to be anything, to belong to this or that group or label, rather she sees herself as a seeker, trying to follow what her instincts tell her, meeting people and ways of life along the way. When she heard about Hollaback, she felt that a movement and a platform finally presented itself and the moment was there to actually “do” something about the violence that had affected her much too much. As a woman living in Brussels, Ingrid has her harassment stories to tell, she feels that it’s more than high time to send out the message “it’s enough”, show Brussels it has the power to end street harassment and help create a city atmosphere where everyone feels safe to walk on the street at whatever hour.
Julie from Brussels, loves to travel, eat, read, debate and to stand up for… She recently graduated from Université Libre de Bruxelles with a Master in History and cultural management and she is still finding her path in a work world while interested in oppression, their causes, consequences and ways to fight for changes. She has lived almost all her life in Brussels except an interlude in Rotterdam and another one in Australia. She tried to understand the world and she found out that some things have to change and that taking action is necessary!
Jo is from London where she was brought up as a committed feminist and vegetarian. She has a Masters in Women’s Studies and has lived in cities in the UK, Austria, Germany and Italy. She loves Brussels for its cosmopolitan vibe and energy, and likes pretty much everything about living here. However, street harassment on this scale was not something she had encountered before moving here. She began to feel unsafe on a daily basis and saw the issue taking its toll on her own and others’ emotional and mental well-being. So it was a huge relief to find Hollaback, feel empowered, realise she was not alone, and see that street harassment was not her fault. As a language teacher and singer she is fascinated by the process of finding voice and helping others find their voice, a philosophy which she sees at the heart of the Hollaback mission.
Quentin from Brussels, is a social worker with a Masters in Engineering and Social Action. He works for the ‘Centre Public d’Action Sociale’ in Brussels. During his studies, he had the opportunity to examine issues regarding the equality between women and men and more specifically, he looked into the causes and effects of domestic violence. His dissertation regarded the discrimination women encounter in the work-field and he also did a 4-month internship at the Institute for Equality of Women and Men. Quentin felt immediately involved with the Hollaback movement when he heard about the start-up in April 2012, he got in contact with the team and expressed his wish to volunteer. He’s now joined the team as an active member, and is happy to be part of the Hollaback adventure!
A BIG THANK YOU! to our AWESOME VOLUNTEERS & the people that help us make Hollaback! Brussels a kick-ass movement! Karin, Anna Claire, Elizabet, Charlotte, Emily, Emilie, Grace, Zoi, Toos, Lizzy, Marylene, Kimja, Kristien, Katrien, Ines, Pablo, Xavier, Nathalie, Elisa, Peggy, Ilse, Cha, Yves, Vicky, Judith,…
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