Tag Archives: Women’s History Month

Rad Pacific Northwest Women and Femmes, Part 1

by Larissa McCartney


In 2020, I attempted to participate in the Instagram #100Days challenge where artists and creatives pick one theme and medium to practice for 100 days. My goal was to digitally illustrate 100 badass women and femmes of the Pacific Northwest, from all walks of life and different professions, who inspired me for a number of different reasons. I didn’t quite make it to 100, but in the end that didn’t matter! Nominations from friends, co-workers, and people on Instagram helped curate a long list of incredible individuals who contribute to and represent the PNW, influencing this great place we call home. Below are a selection of a few of these phenomenal local people along with my illustrations.

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INTENTIONALIST: Woman-Owned Businesses in South Seattle

by Kristina Rivera


Intentionalist is built on one simple idea: where we spend our money matters. We make it easy to find, learn about, and support small businesses and the diverse people behind them through everyday decisions about where we eat, drink, and shop. #SpendLikeItMatters

Women’s History Month begins this Monday, March 1, and the Intentionalist team is excited to kick off our celebration by highlighting some of our favorite woman-owned businesses in South Seattle. 

This month is all about commemorating, acknowledging, and celebrating the vital role women play in history and present day. March also marks one year since the pandemic shut down small businesses throughout Seattle, disproportionately affecting women and women of color in particular. This month, especially given the events of the past year, it’s important to continue showing up for the woman-owned small businesses at the heart of our communities.

Whether you’re into sweet, savory, or all of the above, here are three Intentionalist suggestions for woman-owned businesses you can support in the South End.

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Revolutionary Women: Halisi “Tha Wizdom Wordsmith” Ali Eli

by Kayla Blau

Halisi “Tha Wizdom Wordsmith” Ali Eli is an artist, writer, advocate, community organizer, and life coach, but she doesn’t fit into any box. She’s a Seattle native and currently lives in South Seattle with her partner and five children.

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31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #31: Let Us All Be Revolutionaries

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.

Join us on April 18th, 6:30 pm at the Hillman City Collaboratory to celebrate the culmination of our 31 Days of Revolutionary Women series. In this casual, intimate gathering we will share food, stories and inspiration. All are welcome to attend! Please bring a potluck dish to share if you are able. 

See our Facebook event for more details!


by Melia LaCour

I bow my head in honor of these 31 feminine warriors.  Their stories, in all their full glory, naked vulnerability, and deep richness provided answers to a question I did not know I was asking when I began reading: what lessons can I learn from each of you as I move along my path to liberatory consciousness?   Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #31: Let Us All Be Revolutionaries

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #30: Toshiko Grace Hasegawa

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 Cynthia Green

Mesmerizing was the word that came to mind after the first 30 minutes of hearing Toshiko Grace Hasegawa talk about the necessity of police accountability at a panel discussion last February in the Phinney neighborhood.  Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #30: Toshiko Grace Hasegawa

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

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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