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31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #10: Teresa Noriega Rowberg

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.

This week’s articles come from organizers of the Celebration of International Women’s Day* event, a day-long free event designed to rejoice in the strength, resilience and creativity of women in the Seattle area.  See the event page for information about attending.


by Rachel Nemhauser

To Teresa, the other woman who loves my child, Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #10: Teresa Noriega Rowberg

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #9: Sheelan & Zozan Shamdeen

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.

This week’s articles come from organizers of the Celebration of International Women’s Day* event, a day-long free event designed to rejoice in the strength, resilience and creativity of women in the Seattle area.  See the event page for information about attending.


 by Judy Platt

When the Shamdeen sisters, Sheelan and Zozan, walked into my beginning English class at Highline High School in Burien on a cold winter day in December of 1996, I had no idea of what their family had just been through. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #9: Sheelan & Zozan Shamdeen

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #8: Risho Sapano

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.

This week’s articles come from organizers of the Celebration of International Women’s Day* event, a day-long free event designed to rejoice in the strength, resilience and creativity of women in the Seattle area.  See the event page for information about attending. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #8: Risho Sapano

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #7: Aileen Trilles

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.

This week’s articles come from organizers of the Celebration of International Women’s Day* event, a day-long free event designed to rejoice in the strength, resilience and creativity of women in the Seattle area.  See the event page for information about attending.


by Nicole Masih-Theberge

Remarkable women come in all forms. Aileen Trilles is one such woman. Her life has consisted of the kinds of transformational experiences that occur for many of us and yet are rarely held onto. I had the good fortune of recently meeting and talking with Aileen, and our conversation about activism, leadership, and what it means to be both radical and remarkable seemed timely. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #7: Aileen Trilles

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #6: Annabella Morgan

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.

This week’s articles come from organizers of the Celebration of International Women’s Day* event, a day-long, free event designed to rejoice in the strength, resilience and creativity of women in the Seattle area.  See the event page for information about attending.


by Mary Edwards

“I’ve had a good life,” said 96-year-old Annabella Morgan.

Annabella’s story, punctuated with song and cursing, is in many ways our region’s story. Born and raised in New Orleans, she was a “colored” teenager through the Great Depression, moved to Seattle, WA, worked as a riveter for Boeing during World War II, married “a good man” who would become one of Seattle’s first Black pharmacists, cooked gumbo dinners for the St. Therese auction, celebrated Obama and now curses Trump.  Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #6: Annabella Morgan

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #5: Dorothy Dandridge

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 Annette Jones

I encountered Dorothy Dandridge as “Carmen” sometime in the early 2000’s. Still exploring my culture and trying to relate and identify with others, Dorothy quickly came to represent a personal hope for me. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #5: Dorothy Dandridge

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #4: Dr. Georgia S. McDade

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

by Minnie A. Collins

An African folktale when “People Could Fly” portrays the spirit and heart of Dr. Georgia S. McDade. Her flight from a place called home began on a fifteen-passenger bus from Monroe, Louisiana to New York, then crisscrossed to Seattle, and settled in Rainer Valley, today called Columbia City. Fulfilling a historical legacy: moving on, migrating to better jobs, education, and economic stability, she liberated herself from parochial assumptions. A liberating decision in the 60s! Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #4: Dr. Georgia S. McDade