Why you should talk to strangers
"When you talk to strangers, you're making beautiful interruptions into the expected narrative of your daily life -- and theirs," says Kio Stark. In this delightful talk, Stark explores the overlooked benefits of pushing past our default discomfort when it comes to strangers and embracing those fleeting but profoundly beautiful moments of genuine connection.
One of the biggest obstacles to comfortable street sociability among strangers in the US is the pervasive and damaging street harassment women endure on a daily basis. This culture teaches women that it isn't safe to interact, and it teaches well-intentioned men that it isn’t acceptable for them to speak to women in public. Hollaback is a great organization fighting the harassment of women in public and online. You can participate in two ways. Donate to support their work, and share your own experiences on their website.