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Welcome to Right To Be’s
Hate and Hope Tracker!

Here, you can document harassment online, in the media, or in your own personal life. You’ll also find ways to document moments of bystander intervention and support others experiencing harassment.

We collect all types of stories of harassment and hope, and as we move through the 2024 US Election, we want to shine a light on election-related hate and harassment.

Stories of harassment

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This was probably 15 years ago in a small town in OR. My wife and I were having dinner at a local restaurant. We are two women. She is tall and androgynous appearing. I am ...
Anonymous User

Feb 27, 2024

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I had someone who I had thought been a friend , we had known each other 10 years, well actually he knew me and I knew absolutely nothing real about him. He suckered me in b...
Anonymous User

Feb 10, 2024

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I am a Black woman in my 30s married to a white man in his 30s. We have been together for 16 years. He is from Europe but has a large familial presence in America. This pas...
Anonymous User

Feb 6, 2024

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A South Asian coworker was late to work because he was detailed on Metrorail by police who assumed that he was Muslim.
Anonymous User

Jan 2, 2024

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One of the incidents was that As soon as I stepped on the treadmill, the person next to me would leave and go to the another machine. I have lost jobs due to my color, b...
Anonymous User

Jan 2, 2024

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Someone shared what they had learned about Muslims from the show 24. What they learned was that the culture is violent and “arm for an arm” centric which was just sad that ...
Anonymous User

Jan 2, 2024

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Platform impact

Research has shown that when people tell their stories on our site, they feel validated and see their experiences as part of a larger injustice. A program evaluation of our platform also revealed that our users appreciated connecting with others who could empathize with their experiences and understand the impacts of harassment.

In response to the recent rise of hate in the U.S., we have expanded our storytelling platform to create the Hate and Hope Tracker to track the trajectory of hate and hope throughout the 2024 election.

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17 years

of building the power of those affected by harassment

32,000+

stories of harassment received through Right To Be (formerly Hollaback!)

10,201

actions of support taken on the platform
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Ways you can support?

Allyship and community support is a proven way to combat the effects of harassment. On our platform, you can read people's stories and click an anonymous "I've Got Your Back" button to show them they aren't alone. You can also sign up to provide direct and meaningful support to those experiencing online harassment. You will receive help requests and will be able to send supportive comments or help report and document online abuse.

Platform

About the platform

Right To Be's Hate and Hope tracker is a safe space to share your stories of harassment and bystander intervention, get support, and help others experiencing abuse or disrespect. As we move into the 2024 election season in the United States and already see spikes in hate, we want to collect all types of stories of harassment and hope and allow people to submit media stories on disinformation, hate, and harmful speech. Your story helps us raise awareness and show legislators the realities and impacts of harassment. Share your story now to stand up against hate and reclaim our right to be who we are.

Sharing your story on our platform is also proven to reduce trauma for you - and it helps others too, by letting them know they are not alone.

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Responding to Harassment

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Responding to Public Harassment

Our research shows that having some response to public harassment reduces its emotional impact. If you're looking for ideas, we're here to help you out.

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The 5 Ds of Bystander Intervention

When we intervene, we slowly chip away at the culture of harassment, and replace it with one of humanity.

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Healing from Harassment

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Healing and Getting Closure After Harassment at Work

Closure will ultimately come when you truly internalize the fact that the harassment you experienced wasn't your fault.

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Resilience in the Face of Crisis

Our goal is to support you in holding space for yourself and making active choices about how you respond to stress and trauma.

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Become a member of the platform

We welcome folks experiencing any form of harassment to share their stories on our platform. If you want to share your online harassment stories or want to support people being harassed online, you'll need to register.

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