Emily May

Emily May

Founder & President

Right To Be

Brooklyn, NY USA

Trust the way that you believe the world should be. Don’t let anybody tell you that that’s wrong or impossible or ridiculous.


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Emily May


My road in life has been direct.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in politics, cultures, and identities, followed by a master’s degree in social policy.
In 2005, I, along with a group of other young people, decided to address the issue of street harassment.
We started a blog, Hollaback!, a public blog where people could share their experiences of harassment.
Hollaback! became a nonprofit organization in 2010 and we started doing more to address harassment, including building more platforms and offering training on how to stop street harassment.
The organization is now called Right To Be, and we’ve grown to work toward ending all forms of harassment.
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High School
Politics, Cultures, and Identities
New York University
Social Policy
The London School of Economics and Political Science


Founder & President

I lead an organization dedicated to ending harassment in all of its forms.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Upholding a Cause and Belief


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Harassment isn't a problem. You're just being overreactive."

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