Holly Kearl

holly kearlHolly Kearl is based in the United States where she works for the American Association of University Women in Washington, DC. Her passion lies in ending gender-based street harassment and she is the founder of the website www.stopstreetharassment.com, founder of International Anti-Street Harassment Day, and author of the book Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women (Praeger Publisher, 2010). She has written articles about street harassment for Huffington Post, Guardian, AOL, Forbes.com, and Ms. magazine’s blog. Her groundbreaking work on street harassment has been cited by the United Nations, the New York City Council, ACLU, CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, the Guardian, Bust and Ms. magazines, ABC News, Salon.com, Feministing, and Jezebel. Holly received a master’s degree in public policy and women’s studies from George Washington University and bachelor’s degrees in history and women and gender studies from Santa Clara University.