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Representation Matters! Five Badass Artists Who Are Reclaiming Their Time (and Place)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

By Jill Carlson Quick! Name FIVE visual artists. OK, now how many of those are women? In general, how many non-men artists can you name? You have not been transported back into Art History class. This is a real challenge put forth by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) to rethink whose… Continue Reading Representation Matters! Five Badass Artists Who Are Reclaiming Their Time (and Place)

How to Hold Space

Thursday, March 7, 2019

By Michelle McCormick, LMSW   Survivors of trauma and victimization, whether domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking have described one dynamic so frequently that I have come to believe that this dynamic is a universal experience of victimization. That dynamic is: isolation. Isolation is the condition of being cut off by choice or circumstances… Continue Reading How to Hold Space

Government Shutdown Puts YWCA Federal Funding in Danger

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

We need your help! Amid the federal government shutdown, we have learned that the crucial funding that has already been allocated to our Center for Safety and Empowerment – YWCA Northeast Kansas is likely to be impacted by the federal government shutdown. This money has already been promised, but cannot be disbursed if a resolution does not… Continue Reading Government Shutdown Puts YWCA Federal Funding in Danger

Advocacy Behind Bars

Monday, August 20, 2018

Serving Survivors in the Corrections System Presents Unique Challenges Behind the commotion and chatter inside the Topeka Correctional Facility are sorrowful memories of abuse, neglect and trauma that are etched into the women like the tattoos on their skin. The overwhelming majority of women who are incarcerated are survivors of relationship violence, some from a… Continue Reading Advocacy Behind Bars