Personal Stories From Interns, Staff, Lobbyists and Legislators
As part of our research, the Women Legislators of Maryland collected stories about perceived harassment from our peers, staff, interns, and lobbyists. Our goal was to develop an understanding of how sexual harassment manifests itself in the legislative environment.
What follows are a sampling of those stories. While all of these women are eager to share their stories anonymously in hopes that their voices can help stop this unwanted behavior and improve the culture, none are willing to be publicly named for fear of harm to their careers or professional reputations. It is out of respect for their wishes we have removed all personally identifying details from these stories.