Herstory with YWCA St. Paul
By YWCA St. Paul
Producers are Kathie Smith and Delaney Wright. Artwork by Jessica Torres.
Herstory with YWCA St. PaulJul 04, 2022
"How do we live in our values?" I Episode 4
Recently YWCA St. Paul CEO Gaye Adams Massey met with McKnight Foundation President Tonya Allen to talk about how, with the creation of a new alliance, Groundbreak Coalition, we live our values to become the greatest impact as a change makers. According to Allen, this crisis of racial and economic injustice, especially in our region, has been bubbling way before George Floyd, but she asks “what are we going to do about it? How can we do more, how can we do bigger?”
Listen to Episode 4 of Herstory with YWCA to find out what Allen thinks it would look like if, together, we listened to our communities’ dreams, and then supported them by moving from just talking about them to actually doing something. Allen is on to something, and is organizing the capital to make these changes, and she believes, as her grandmother always told her, “None of us is as smart as all of us.”
We Have to Celebrate Our Successes | Episode 3
Where are we 50 years following the passing of Title IX? YWCA St. Paul's former Director of Housing and Public Policy, Nikki Beasley, sits down with basketball star and sports broadcaster Lea B. Olsen to talk about how the sports landscape has changed in the past five decades and the things that still need to be improved upon to make the playing field more equal for all, plus what led her to a career in sports journalism.
Let's Let Our Dreams Lead the Way | Episode 2
YWCA St. Paul's CEO Gaye Adams Massey catches up with Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter. From her major accomplishments as a civic leader to suggestions on how you can positively impact the young people in your life, Carter reflects on how important it is to uplift children, teens, and mothers in our community, something she calls "work of the heart."
Be Humble But Know Your Worth | Episode 1
YWCA St. Paul's CEO Gaye Adams Massey sits down with Lisa Lissimore, a St. Paul native, basketball phenom, mother, and Associate Director of the Minnesota State High School League. Lissimore reflects on her start in the sport that would propel her into a career focused on helping students succeed outside of the classroom.