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31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #29: Clara Fraser

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 Adrienne Weller

In my mind’s eye, I see Clara Fraser focused on some task: a commanding presence, yet totally at your service—if your goal is to free the wretched of the earth. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #29: Clara Fraser

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

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

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

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #25: Polly Trout

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 Brittney Ferara

The first day I met Polly I was in awe of her. I was 16 and was at The Working Zone. I asked another service provider whose art car that was. He replied, “Oh it’s Polly. She is the crazy lady who sends homeless kids to college.” I replied, “Why does that make her crazy?” He brushed me off and changed the subject. To this day, I still do not understand why sending youth to college was a bad thing. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #25: Polly Trout

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #24: Cynthia Ann Green

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 Bridgette Hempstead

According to Dictionary.com, “virtue” is defined as “moral excellence; goodness; righteousness”, and “virtuous” is defined as “conforming to ethical and moral principles”. So a virtuous woman would be a woman of moral excellence, goodness, and righteousness, conforming to ethical and moral principles.

Cynthia Ann Green: There are not enough words in the dictionary or the bible to describe this woman. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #24: Cynthia Ann Green

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #23: Sumeya B.

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 Alouise Urness

Sumeya B. is a twelve-year old revolutionary woman. An only child of a Muslim father who was born Jewish and a mother who was raised Christian, she’s finding a unique path through her world. Sitting down to talk with her across our laptops at their Central Seattle home one rainy Saturday morning, I run a check of my new recording app, to make sure it will catch her words. “Oh, don’t worry, I have a loud voice,” Sumeya reassures me. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #23: Sumeya B.