Category Archives: Feminism

Staff Spotlight: Sarah Mowitz

Sarah Mowitz is often the first impression new visitors and clients have of the YWRC. Her warm smile and genuine welcome help all to feel at ease. We’re excited to feature her in this month’s Staff Spotlight, and to share a little more about her. Sarah has been with the YWRC as the Volunteer and […]

A New Year

A letter from Executive Director Kristin Griffith: I continue to be amazed by the sheer passion and commitment our community has for the  girls and young women of the YWRC. Our clients never fail to move and humble me with their desire to succeed and ability to  thrive in situations where many of us would falter. As […]

What is ‘Rape Culture’?

“Rape culture exists because we don’t believe it does,” Walter Moseley points out in his The Nation¹ article. I’d like to believe Moseley’s thought—that the reason rape culture exists is because we haven’t wrapped our mind around the problem and how it functions. With that in mind, I think it’s only fair to educate those […]

#everygirldeserves – a message from Kristin

Every girl deserves a life of possibilities. That is what we believe in at the Young Women’s Resource Center. While we would like to believe that sentiment is held in high regard by all, it has certainly been challenged recently. Many of our basic assumptions about what is right in our country have been confronted. So […]

#everygirldeserves – join us!

            Help us show the girls and young women of our community how truly valued they are. Join our #everygirldeserves campaign to spread the word of just how limitless a girl’s life can be. Here’s how: Step 1: Print this template, write what you think #everygirldeserves in the blank and snap […]

What Would Louise Do?

When I imagine Louise Rosenfield Noun, the leader of a group of visionary women who founded the Young Women’s Resource Center (YWRC), I envision a small woman with pure white hair and a stare that could immediately put you in your place. This vision is driven by what I have read about Louise in her […]

Compliments

  “I love your outfit!” “Your eyes are so pretty.” “Your hair looks awesome today.” “Where did you get those shoes?!” “She’s such a pretty baby.” You meet a new person and the first thing you notice is how they look—you don’t know much else about them yet.  It’s easy to break the silence with […]

Feminism

“I am a feminist because I am human. This explanation may seem overly simplistic, but it is true. Being a feminist is as innate to me as breathing, sleeping, and eating—it is part of being human and wanting to progress the existence of humankind. I am confident that love, compassion and equality will one day […]