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TeShauna's Journey of Perseverance

December 12, 2018 Blog Post
It doesn't take long to smile when you are around TeShauna. She always seems to have a genuine smile that is contagious, despite what is going on in her life. TeShauna first came to YWCA in April 2018 and like most mothers, is a woman who gets things done. I sat down with TeShauana and chatted about her experience at YWCA and what her future goals are.

YWCA Advocacy 2019: Economic Justice

December 11, 2018 Blog Post
This January, the 2019 Washington state legislative session begins, and YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish is supporting eight bills to further our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. This is the second in our series of three blog posts diving into each of the bills we support and their impacts on women and families in Washington state.

Wamaitha's Journey of Hope

December 7, 2018 Blog Post
The minute you meet Wamaitha you can feel her power. She has one of the most uplifting and positive attitudes I have ever experienced. Her ability to overcome her experience of gender-based violence has influenced who she is today. Wamaitha's story of hope and persistence demonstrates her strength and fortitude.

YWCA Advocacy 2019: Housing For All

December 4, 2018 Blog Post
This January, the 2019 Washington state legislative session begins, and YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish is supporting eight bills to further our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. In this series of three blog posts, we’ll be diving into each of the bills we support and their impacts on women and families in Washington state.

Teresia's Journey of Resilience

November 28, 2018 Blog Post
In anticipation of World AIDS Day, we are sharing a story about BABES Network - YWCA member, Teresia. This year's theme encourages everyone to get tested and break down the barriers of stigma and discrimination. Teresia's story is a testament to courage, resilience, and hope.

Women Veterans Fighting Against Sexual Assault

November 21, 2018 Blog Post
Sexual assault in the military is a huge, and often ignored, issue. It is a terrifying example of how systems in our lives are set up to ignore, erase, and perpetuate women’s suffering inhumanely.