Keepin’ it Safe in the Backyard of The Big Apple


Living in New York City, you think you know most of the major spots nearby. So it was a pleasant surprise to find the very quaint and beautiful Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, right across from my backyard. It’s a lovely campus with a spectacular view of The Big Apple, but even more impressive students!

Stevens Institute of Technology welcomed Students Fight Back! and made the statement that a safer campus is a priority. Being a male-dominated school, I applaud Stevens Institute for taking initiative. It speaks to the very loud voice of our young generation that both males and females want equality, and are on a mission to end violence for all. In this spirit, we talked about being an active bystander and looking out for each other, why assuming someone is a “creeper” based on stereotypes is actually putting yourself in a more harmful situation and of course, we kicked some serious ass. It was a stellar event from start to finish!

Thanks so much Stevens Institute of Technology for letting Students Fight Back! be a part of your community. Looking forward to visiting my neighbors again soon! Until next time….


Light and Love,

GFB Bree

Leah shares the GFB message with 12 – 19 year old girls at the Silk City School Based Youth Services Program

I had a great time in Paterson, NJ with the Girls Fight Back program for a night aptly titled “Be Your Own Superwoman.”  I had such an amazing evening with these fantastic young women teaching them how to do the Terminator Tango.  (The youth version of the Badass Ballet!)  Special thanks to sponsors Silk City School Based Youth Services Program and the Family Empowerment Program for having me and also for going all out with Superwoman t-shirts and a Girls Fight Back cake!   It is such a privilege to share this message with young women who need to know as they leave their teen years that they ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR!


GFB Leah

Silk City School 11.21.13a

Silk City School 11.21.13b