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Our Voices Blog

Stories, Views & Resources

Welcome to the Our Voices blog, where we share voices throughout YWCA Minneapolis, including the stories from members and participants whose lives are changed by YWCA. The stories will give you a closer look at the work we do, and the people who are equipped to create brighter futures for themselves and their families.

View posts by topic: Racial Justice and Public Policy, Early Childhood Education, Girls and Youth, Health and Wellness, YWCA Changemakers

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Women of Color Fitness & Wellness Influencers to Follow

July 22, 2021

Social media can be a great place to find inspiration for wellness, self-care and fitness. But, it’s important to curate your media diet to ensure what you’re viewing is adding...

Returning to My Sanctuary After a Year

July 12, 2021

In this blog post, fitness member Ayanna reflects on her experience joining YWCA Minneapolis and returning to the gym after a year away due to COVID-19. I first became a YWCA...

6 Ways to Mix Up Your Salad

July 7, 2021

Whether as its own meal or a side to your favorite entree, salads are a tasty and nutritious way to include produce in your diet. They’re also a great opportunity...

Staying Committed to the Fight for Racial Justice

July 2, 2021

July 2, 2021 It’s been over a year since the murder of George Floyd and the beginning of the racial justice uprising that shook the world. Since then, we’ve witnessed...

An Opportunity to Grow: YWCA’s Workforce Development Program

June 11, 2021

YWCA Minneapolis’ Teacher Workforce Development Program is designed to help people earn their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, the best first step for Early Childhood Education teachers. In the blog...

Celebrating Juneteenth: A Day of Freedom

June 10, 2021

Juneteenth is a holiday commonly known as the end of chattel slavery in the U.S. It commemorates a moment in history when news of emancipation finally reached people who had been enslaved in the most...