Action

Misty Copeland – A Life in Motion

Misty Copeland – A Life in Motion

Ballerina Misty Copeland was the inspiration for the Damsels this April. Maddie selected Misty because ballet is also her passion. The girls prepared for the meeting by reading an article about Misty breaking barriers as well as watching a video about the Barbie doll created […]

Pet food drive to benefit the Animal Humane Society

Pet food drive to benefit the Animal Humane Society

The Damsels were very inspired by Dr. Temple Grandin’s ability to understand animals. During their December meeting, they decided to do something to help local pets awaiting new homes. They ended up partnering with All the Best Pet Care to host a food drive benefiting the […]

Self-defense class for the Damsels

Self-defense class for the Damsels

In October, the Damsels learned about Michelle Waterson and her dedication to martial arts. They decided that they would like to learn more together and Maya’s family arranged for a group self-defense class. Becky led the girls through a brief round of introductions before making […]

Food Drive to benefit Food Lifeline with Seattle Womxn Marching Forward

Food Drive to benefit Food Lifeline with Seattle Womxn Marching Forward

This January, the Damsels are celebrating by reflecting on all that they were able to accomplish during 2017 and getting ready for another year of great learning, discussion and action. Their regular meetings will start again in February, and in the mean time, they participated […]

Garage Sale to benefit KEXP – local listener-supported radio station

Garage Sale to benefit KEXP – local listener-supported radio station

The September Damsels meeting rocked! Noemi was the meeting leader and choose to read about Patti Smith from the book RAD American Women A – Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl.  You can see the whole meeting recap here. They debated several action options including holding […]

Collecting school supply donations for Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness

After being inspired by Malala Yousfasi and her personal commitment to education, the Damsels decided to donate unused school supplies to students in their area. They collected supplies in their neighborhood and donated them to Project Cool which provides homeless students with the tools they need […]

Moving “Dougie” and learning about the urban forest

Moving “Dougie” and learning about the urban forest

We had a great day at Lewis Park with Forest Steward Peter Kalmes working to accomplish our second Damsels in Progress action inspired by Maya Lin. Peter gave us an overview of the Green Seattle Partnership and the history of restoration at Lewis Park. The girls met […]

Katherine Johnson – action through awareness

Katherine Johnson – action through awareness

As a result of the June 2017 meeting and discussion, the Damsels decided to take action through education. After some great brainstorming about potential actions (including a huge math-themed carnival), the girls combined several ideas into one.   They created a flier about Katherine Johnson […]

Community Soccer Game to benefit YUWA Northwest

Community Soccer Game to benefit YUWA Northwest

After lots of planning, sign making and getting the word out to friends and neighbors, the Damsels completed their first action. The community soccer game fundraiser was inspired by the April meeting discussion about Billie Jean King from the book Rad American Women A – Z by Kate […]