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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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Showing Our Hearts Some Love: Hearty Heart Nutrition & Lifestyle Tips

February 11, 2021

February 11, 2021 February is American Heart Month, which means it is a good time to put a little more emphasis on protecting this important organ. According to the Center...

Working Out to Feel Good About the World

January 26, 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 When COVID-19 hit, Jill’s life and routine were impacted, but it didn’t stop her from exercising, an activity she holds dear. “It’s a credit to the...

7 Nourishing Tips to Guide You Through Winter

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021 The winter season has just started, and we still have a long way to go before it is over. With all of us stuck inside even more...

Getting to the Gym: Keeping My Mind, Body and Spirit Healthy

November 12, 2020

November 11, 2020 Nikki and her family have been YWCA Minneapolis fitness members for almost six years. In this Q&A, she talks about what inspires her to come into YWCA...

Stocking Up on Food Staples for Easy Meal Planning

November 5, 2020

November 5, 2020 Getting to the grocery store on a regular basis can sometimes be challenging. The fall season brings with it not only the same difficulties we have been...

“Wonderful to Be Back”: Q&A with YWCA Fitness Member Kim Couch

September 29, 2020

September 29, 2020 In this Q&A, Silver Sneakers member Kim Couch talks about coming back to fitness centers after the COVID-19 closings.  Why did you join YWCA Minneapolis and what...