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Meet Jennifer

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hi, I’m Jennifer. I’m 17 years old and I live in Brussels, Belgium.

When did you start your account?

We started our account in April 2019, so a couple of months ago.

Why were you inspired to start an account?

In Brussels I do get catcalled a lot and at some point I started to get mad and annoyed by it. A little later I saw @catcallsofnyc on Instagram and I got inspired to do the same for Brussels!

Why do you think “chalking back” is a good method to raise awareness?

Because it is the best and most creative way to attract people's attention and to pass on this important message.

There is also a bigger chance that the message will be passed on properly as a huge number of people walk by it and can’t ignore it.

Why do you think ending street harassment is important?

We must feel safe and secure on the streets!

what’s your favorite thing about your city?

The beautiful buildings and the different cultures in the city.

What do you hope is the outcome of your account?

Awareness and change.

what’s the most difficult street harassment situation you’ve experienced?

I once got touched on my behind while being on the bus. I was so confused and I didn’t know how to react.

What does being a part of this campaign mean to you?

So much, I’m really proud to be a part of this and I hope this could help spread awareness and stop the catcalling.


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