Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Karimot Odebode. I’m a Law Graduate, a feminist and a Gender Rights Activist.
When did you start your account?
I started the account 8th June, 2020, after a protest I organized in my city to end sexual violence and sexual harassment.
Why were you inspired to start an account?
Almost every girl has a story of sexual harassment. I wanted them to be able to say their truth through the account.
Why do you think “chalking back” is a good method to raise awareness?
Chalking back means we are ready to smash the culture of shame and silence.
For years, they’ve been saying these horrible things to us, we are ready to to speak.
Chalking back is revolutionary, and it will bring more awareness.
Why do you think ending street harassment is important?
We need to end street harassment, so that everyone can be safe. We don’t want our children to feel insecure and unsafe.
What’s your favorite thing about your city?
The favorite thing I like about my city is the food 😊, the amala and ewedu is a delicious meal.
How can your city better address street harassment?
More awareness and holding stakeholders accountable so as to implement laws that will end street harassment.
What do you hope is the outcome of your account?
To create a safe space for women and girls. And also, to join the campaign in reorienting boys and men.
What’s the most difficult street harassment situation you’ve experienced?
I was walking in a marketplace and this man started pulling me. When I requested he takes his hands off me, he insulted me.
I felt so angry and walked away.
What does being a part of this campaign mean to you?
Being a part of this campaign means a lot to me. This is not just a campaign, this is a movement, this is a family working towards a common goal.💕