“Here’s to Strong Women: May We Know Them. May We Be Them. May We Raise Them.”

by Susan Fried


In celebration of International Women’s Day photojournalist Susan Fried combed through her archives to curate images of dynamic women past and present whose legacies and lives call for continuous commitment to carrying forward their work in fighting for equity in Seattle and beyond.

National Figures in Seattle

Kamala Harris
Jane Fonda
Rev. Bianca Davis-Lovelace
-Latoya Ruby Frazier
Elaine Brown
Hillary Clinton
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
Soledad O’Brien
Elizabeth Warren
Mae Jemison
Maxine Waters

Local Figures

Detective Denise “Cookie” Bouldin’
Ijeoma Oluo
Aretha Basu
Mitzi Johanknecht
Rev Kelli Brown
Dorli Rainey
Aneela Afzali
Carmen Best
Maru Mora-Villapando
Pat Wright
Devin Chicras
Jenny Durkan
Rev Harriet Walden
Rebecca Saldana
Tammy Morales
Sue Bird
Cecile Hansen
Pramila Jayapal
Estela Ortega
Sharon Tomiko Santos
Kshama Sawant
Michele Storms
M. Lorena González
Toshiko Hasegawa
Ester Ervin
Maxine Mimms
Aneelah Afzali, Rev. Harriet Walden, Kibibi Monie (from left to right)
Nikkita Oliver

Enduring Legacies

Vickie Williams
Millie Russell
Lois Price Spratlen

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