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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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The Beautiful Sight of a Full Rack of Dumbbells: Q&A with a 15-Year YWCA Fitness Member

September 21, 2021

We recently learned more about one of our incredible 15-year members, Sharon. In this Q&A, she tells us how she first became a fitness member, what she likes most about...

Quick Tips for A Healthy and Balanced Summer BBQ

August 27, 2021

Summertime and sunshine offer opportunities for more regular outdoor activities in Minnesota. Summer holidays and hangouts often include grilling for its flavor, fun and flexibility. Many of us may have...

Challenging Myself and Fundraising for Social Change

August 10, 2021

In the Q&A below, YWCA Minneapolis supporter, donor and changemaker Elle Edberg talks about her experience fundraising during Race Against Racism 5K and offers some tips for those looking to...

A Step Toward Equity at Race Against Racism 5K

August 9, 2021

August 9, 2021 We were thrilled to see everyone come out for our Race Against Racism 5K! Even the morning rain couldn’t put a damper on the day. After the...

Feeling Welcomed into YWCA’s Fitness Community

August 6, 2021

August 6, 2021 Fitness member, Logan Tidstrom, recently shared her story about joining YWCA Minneapolis last September. Read on to hear how YWCA Live! classes helped her exercise more than...

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...