31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #28: Dr. Gwendolyn Jones

In honor of Women’s History Month, we present 31 Days of Revolutionary Women; a series of daily essays by local authors documenting, honoring and celebrating powerful women who inspire us in South Seattle and beyond.


by Lora-Ellen McKinney

A Life in Acts

“It was my mother who gave me my voice. She did this, I know now, by clearing a space where my words could fall, grow, then find their way to others.” ― Paula J. Giddings

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No Place Like Home

by Courtney Weaver

This past week, yet another homeless encampment was gutted by the city of Seattle. I can’t help but think how a slight change in my own circumstances would leave me out in the cold. You can’t talk about the homeless crisis in Seattle without talking about domestic violence. Domestic violence is the number one cause of homelessness. People ask me way too often, “Why didn’t you leave?” Well, actually mostly because of financial reasons.   Continue reading No Place Like Home

Sawant and O’Brien: “If teachers go on Strike on May 1, We’ll Have Your Back!”

by Kshama Sawant and Mike O’Brien, Seattle City Councilmembers

Over the next week, members of the Seattle Education Association (SEA), the union that represents educators in Seattle’s public schools, will be voting on whether to take an important step in defense of public education.

If this vote is approved by the SEA membership, our city’s public school educators will hold a one-day strike on May 1, International Workers’ Day and historically a day of immigrant rights protests. Continue reading Sawant and O’Brien: “If teachers go on Strike on May 1, We’ll Have Your Back!”

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #27: An Ode to Revolutionary Mamas

In honor of Women’s History Month, we present 31 Days of Revolutionary Women; a series of daily essays by local authors documenting, honoring and celebrating powerful women who inspire us in South Seattle and beyond.


by Robin Boland

I recently asked my mom if, during her previous experience living under fascism, she had fantasized about leaving the country, aka running away from home. During our country’s most recent political upheaval she’s been maddeningly calm, telling me that “we’ve been here before” and that “it’s all a pendulum”. I expect she’s referring to the revolutionary era of the 60s and 70s when she protested against the Vietnam war, Nixon and imperialism as well as fighting for gay rights, women’s rights, immigrant’s rights, healthcare access and reproductive freedom. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #27: An Ode to Revolutionary Mamas

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #26: To Womxn’s Work Unknown

In honor of Women’s History Month, we present 31 Days of Revolutionary Women; a series of daily essays by local authors documenting, honoring and celebrating powerful women who inspire us in South Seattle and beyond.


by Nikkita Oliver

Womxn are always on the frontlines of revolution—be that in our bodies, on our bodies or with our bodies; be that with our hearts, our minds, our spirits, our prayers; be that in our homes, at the protest, on the job, walking the sidewalk, in the stores; be that with our families, our children, our partners, our communities, the many peoples and places we nurture day in and day out, in the light and in the dark, with our hands and our hearts—womxn are always on the front lines. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #26: To Womxn’s Work Unknown

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