As we anticipate both the Womxn's and MLK Day March, this week's blog focuses on the intersectionality of women's rights, specifically black women and civil rights. At YWCA we know there's no racial justice without gender justice, and no gender justice without racial justice.
The 2019 Washington State Legislative session starts next week, with legislators convening to begin tackling the issues facing our state. YWCA will be working hard to pass strong policies to improve the lives of women and communities of color across three areas of focus: housing, justice system reform, and economic empowerment.
The holidays can be an especially difficult time for families who want to show their children all the magic this season has to offer. In response, YWCA staff, donors, and volunteers work to help bring about that magic every year through gifts and giving. Learn more about YWCA’s Adopt-A-Family holiday tradition.
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.
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 third 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.
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.