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Wamaitha's Story 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 and Hope

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.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2018 Blog Post
Transgender Day of Remembrance, also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, is observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to draw attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.

Thanks for joining us at Shades of Leadership

November 16, 2018 Blog Post
Last night we celebrated the achievements of our GirlsFirst program and members at our Shades of Leadership event. The evening was filled with jazz and empowerment as we honored GirlsFirst students.