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YWCA Honors 19 Bad A$$ Womxn on the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

On the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave some womxn the right to vote a century ago, YWCA is proud to release our *official* list of 19 Bad a$$ womxn who are making a difference today to ensure that womxn, femmes, and all people of color are represented and able to participate in civic engagement. As we gear up for November 3rd, we’re thrilled to highlight… Continue Reading YWCA Honors 19 Bad A$$ Womxn on the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

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On Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, We Pay Mind and Attention to the Pay Inequity We Still Face

Thursday, August 13, 2020

By Sophia Clarke, Communications Associate  Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. We are proud to celebrate with Black women across the country as we bring awareness to this day and work to further a world in which women — and Black women in particular — have access to pay equity in the workplace.   According… Continue Reading On Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, We Pay Mind and Attention to the Pay Inequity We Still Face

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Accountable Allyship and Accompliceship for Ourselves and in Our Communities

Monday, July 20, 2020

By Hillary Detamore, CEO, YWCA Olympia Hello. My name is Hillary Detamore, I use she/her pronouns, I am the CEO at YWCA Olympia, and  I am writing today about allyship and accompliceship in the fight for racial justice. I want to start by locating myself in this conversation, as someone who lives and works on… Continue Reading Accountable Allyship and Accompliceship for Ourselves and in Our Communities

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YWCA Celebrates Pride 2020!

Monday, June 29, 2020

As Pride Month 2020 comes to a close, we recognize how far we have to go until true LGBTQIAP+ liberation for all is achieved. YWCA is proud to stand in deep solidarity with all members of the BIPOC community regardless of gender expression or sexual orientation. We know that pride today would be nothing without… Continue Reading YWCA Celebrates Pride 2020!

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COVID-19 Has Women on the Front Lines of Two Global Pandemics

Friday, May 22, 2020

By Debbie Baldwin, Digital Media Specialist The novel coronavirus outbreak has impacted us all, but when parsing out the unique experiences of the virus felt across varying population demographics, COVID-19 is anything but the great equalizer. In her recent post, my colleague Sophia broke down the effects of the crisis on communities of color, but… Continue Reading COVID-19 Has Women on the Front Lines of Two Global Pandemics

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YWCA Interviews Charlotte Mangin, Founder of UNLADYLIKE2020

Monday, May 18, 2020

YWCA connected with Charlotte Mangin, Founder of UNLADYLIKE2020, a docuseries celebrating the unsung women who made history and changed America forever at the turn of the 20th century, for an interview on what inspired this intersectional and history-making docuseries. Please note, this interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. What inspired you to create… Continue Reading YWCA Interviews Charlotte Mangin, Founder of UNLADYLIKE2020

YWCA’s Letter to Mothers

Friday, May 8, 2020

by Catherine Beane, VP of Public Policy & Advocacy This weekend we salute all moms and mother-figures! As a mother to four boys, this weekend has always been a special time to share with my family. I’m proud of all of their endeavors and regularly brag to colleagues about their individual accomplishments – in my… Continue Reading YWCA’s Letter to Mothers

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Unhooded and Exposed: What COVID-19 Reveals about Racism in America

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

By: Sophia Clarke, Communications Associate, YWCA USA It’s shameful that the novel coronavirus 2019 pandemic should be model for human behavior. That is, COVID-19 does not discriminate. But among death, severe disease, and toilet paper depletion, xenophobia and racism too have found their way into how the disease will be remembered. It would seem that… Continue Reading Unhooded and Exposed: What COVID-19 Reveals about Racism in America