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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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What Is Intersectionality?

March 22, 2019

Intersectionality is a term that was first coined by scholar and civil rights activist Kimberlé Crenshaw to describe the way that all of us live with multiple identities at the...

Youth Day at the Capitol: Boosting Youth Voices and their Passion for Advocacy

March 21, 2019

Youth Day at the Capitol (YDAC) is an annual event where hundreds of students across the Twin Cities gather to connect with each other, community experts and local policymakers to...

Whole Foods and Portion Control for a Healthy Lifestyle

March 15, 2019

March is National Nutrition Month – and it is all about the food! YWCA Registered Dietitians Alea Lester and Haylee Kurtzweg provide tips on whole foods and portion control to keep a...

It’s Time to Finally Pass the Equal Rights Amendment

March 14, 2019

Did you know there is no amendment in the Minnesota Constitution or the U.S. Constitution that specifically states that people no matter their gender have equal protection under the law?...

YWCA Member Story: “My Core is Stronger Now than It’s Ever Been”

March 13, 2019

For David, the location of YWCA is hard to beat – he lives just a couple of blocks away. That’s why he chose to join back in 2012. Since then,...

Five Ways to Embrace Inclusion in Your Organization

March 6, 2019

Lately, my social media feeds have been full of posts about intention. Whether it’s about goals, choosing a word or creating resolutions, the first quarter of the year often becomes...