This week I sat down with staff member Leticia "Tish" Magee, whose story is similar to those of our clients. For Tish, her experiences with homelessness inform the work she does and how she shows up for many of our clients every day. This is Tish's story.
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.
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.
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.
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.