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Kathrine Switzer – The First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon

Kathrine Switzer – The First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon

For the first meeting of 2018, Amélie selected Kathrine Switzer. She saw a photo of Jock Semple trying to pull off Kathrine’s bib as she ran in the 1967 Boston Marathon and wanted to learn more. She asked her fellow Damsels to read and watch […]

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 […]

Temple Grandin – Who shows us the power of a brilliant mind

Temple Grandin – Who shows us the power of a brilliant mind

For the December meeting, Mari asked her fellow Damsels to read and learn about Temple Grandin. They read from the book RAD American Women A – Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, viewed online articles and watched videos (including the Temple Grandin movie and her TED […]

Carol Burnett – Who showed us that funny women can make it big

Carol Burnett – Who showed us that funny women can make it big

Damsel Delphine chose Carol Burnett as the focus for November. Along with reading about Carol from the book RAD American Women A – Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, the girls had a fantastic time “researching” Carol Burnett through videos of her show. They came to […]

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 […]

Michelle Waterson – Mixed Martial Arts Champion

Michelle Waterson – Mixed Martial Arts Champion

The UFC Mixed Martial Arts fighter and former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, Michelle Waterson was the focus of this the October Damsels meet up. The meeting was kicked off with a rousing ice breaker game of Damsel Dodgeball followed by dinner.     Next, Maya led […]

Patti Smith – Who put the poetry in punk rock

Patti Smith – Who put the poetry in punk rock

The artist, poet and musician Patti Smith was the Damsels’ focus for the month of September. Noemi was the meeting leader and choose to read about Patti from the book RAD American Women A – Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl. In addition to the […]

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 […]

I Am Malala – How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

I Am Malala – How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

For the August meeting, the Damsels took on their most challenging book to date. They read I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick (Young Readers Edition).  The book was over 200 pages long and most of the Damsels were able to finish it […]