Tag Archives: Women’s History Month

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #22: Ava DuVernay

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 Hodan Hassan

I love stories and storytelling; that means I love stories told on screen, both big and small. I have been watching TV shows and movies for a very long time. It is how I learned to perfect my English and pick up on slang. It’s long been a passion of mine. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #22: Ava DuVernay

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #21: Gloria Martin

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 Helen Gilbert

When I first met Gloria Martin in 1972, I was a 17-year-old high school student. My friends and I had been searching for a way to connect with the tide of feminist, antiwar and civil rights activism all around us. After trying out different groups and activities we came across Radical Women. It was love at first sight! Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #21: Gloria Martin

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #20: Deborah Barnes

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 Tanisha Brandon-Felder

I could start by telling you who Deborah “Debbie” Barnes is, or I could begin by sharing how I met her. To me, the “how” is really an indicator of why this woman is so important to me. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #20: Deborah Barnes

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #18: Maita Gomez

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 Chera Amlag 

“The new Filipina is one who can stay whole days and nights with striking workers, learning from them the social realities which her bourgeois education has kept from her. She is a woman who has discovered the exalting realm of responsibility, a woman fully engaged in the making of history.”

– Maria Lorena Barros, “Liberated Woman II”

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31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #17: Sarah Dietz

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 Isabel Wang

One long-ago September night, I landed in Bloomington, Indiana after a series of long flights. The next morning, I began my new life as an American first grader. Back in Taiwan, all of my kindergarten classmates looked just like me. Here? Not so much. I also spoke zero English. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #17: Sarah Dietz

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #16: Oshun

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 Olivia Smith

Obbatala had been speaking with Olofi, the supreme creator of the world. Obbatala asked, “Babá (father), what will the destiny be for humans on earth?”

Olofi responded, “Slavery.”

Obbatala, consulted the divine tablero and it was confirmed. Obbatala was horrified.

Nearby, Oshun had been listening. She said to Olofi, “Father, if slavery is the destiny for humans on earth, I will not stay here in Orun (the sky), I will go with them.”

And all of the Orishas who wanted to accompany her to the earth did. And for this reason, they say Oshun arrived with the slaves to Cuba.1

Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #16: Oshun

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #15: Anne Braden

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 Lola E Peters

The room buzzes with pre-meeting chatter. It’s my second or third time attending these meetings and I’m just getting to know people I would grow to respect and love over the coming decade: Ron Chisom of The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond; Joe Barndt, founder of Crossroads; Nozomi Ikuda, United Church of Christ leader; activist and organizer, Dr. Loretta Williams; Kaleo Patterson, organizer for Native Hawaiian rights. Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #15: Anne Braden

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #14: Anonymous (Stanford Rape Survivor)

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.


Editor’s Note: Today’s entry in the Revolutionary Women series, unlike previous essays, focuses on an anonymous woman, the survivor in a rape case, whose identity remains unknown for her own protection and healing.  Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #14: Anonymous (Stanford Rape Survivor)

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #13: Frida Kahlo

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 Mónica Mendoza-Castrejón

A revolutionary, a communist, a progressive, and an enigma in every sense of the word. Una gran mujer. That’s how you would describe the artist, Frida Kahlo. As I write this on International Womxn’s Day, as an artist and tenant rights’ organizer, I think this womxn who (despite health problems) persisted in and realized her dream of becoming a world-class painter is the type of feminist icon we need.   Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #13: Frida Kahlo

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #12: Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask

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 Selena Velasco

Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask, decolonized and politicized my mind and knowledge of Hawaiian history.  I am so grateful that I was introduced to her powerful, political, poetic prose in Indigenous Feminisms course at the University of Washington taught by Dr. Luana Ross. Haunani-Kay Trask’s writing was the first academic writing I read that represented my story and referenced my beloved Guahan (Guam). Her fierce words blessed me when I needed to heal and reclaim my indigenous existence as a Chamoru mother, writer, artist and Pacific Islander womxn.  Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #12: Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask