words by Kelsey Hamlin
photos by Alex Garland
Women, men, transgender, gender-diverse people, and intersex allies marched together in droves Saturday for the Womxn’s March in Seattle.
Seattle’s march was held in solidarity with The Women’s March on Washington (D.C.), which advocated for “women’s rights as human rights” including issues concerning reproductive health, equal pay, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Continue reading More Than 130,000 Join in Solidarity for Womxn’s March
by Cliff Cawthon
On Friday, South Seattle residents danced together at the Rainier Beach Community Center (RBCC) in a showcase of community solidarity during a flash mob for “love and diversity.”
For many of the 250 attendees, dancing with their fellow neighbors was a way of nourishing hope and positivity on a morning several expressed disappointment with the stated policies of the president sworn into office only hours before.
Continue reading Rainier Beach Dances to the “Love” Beat
by Bianca Ramirez, Wanjiku Kamau, Namaka Auwee-Dekker and Ha’aheo Auwee-Dekker
When asked if I am
A woman of color
My words are stuck between
The crevasse of my ribs
“I don’t know. I am colonized and colonizer
I am bitter native and
Privileged skin” Continue reading Sunday Stew: To Give Our Voices A Name
by Kelsey Hamlin
The first thing I saw was a crowd of people immediately in front of me suddenly turning around and running in fear.
My immediate concern was to not be trampled. Somewhere in that chaotic background, I heard, “Grab a medic!” Everything happened so fast. Continue reading UW Student Shot During Anti-Trump /Milo Yiannopoulos Protests
by Marcus Harrison Green
Mahogany Villars’ plans for her 30th birthday are about as orthodox as they come. This Saturday’s festivities include longtime friends, adoring family, and booming dance music. Oh, and there’s also that whole spending several hours darting feverishly around a gymnasium while avoiding an onslaught of 6 pound rubber balls targeting her head thing. Continue reading Social Worker Turns Birthday Party Into Battle for Dodge Ball Supremacy
by Georgia McDade
One day some of the Republican luminaries who gathered to defeat President Obama on Inauguration Day will apologize.
One day some of the Congresspersons who slowed or stymied progressive agendas will apologize.
One day Mondales’s Comprehensive Child Development Act of 1971 will become law as it could have had not Richard Nixon vetoed it. Continue reading A Poem for Inauguration Day: One Day
by Robin Boland
Whether you’re reaching for a protest sign, a handkerchief or a strong drink in these final days of life as we know it you are not alone. Continue reading A Survival Kit for Trying Times