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Past Ellensburg Event: VOL 9

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VOL 9

March 31, 2017
@ Gallery One Visual Arts Center

Join us in honoring women of our community as part of Women's History Month. Women have contributed to our history in both recorded and unrecorded ways. Come share in the the stories of women in our community who continue to seek opportunity, break barriers and change our community. 

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How did I get here?

BY CATHY BARKER
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 31, 2017

Planned Parenthood practitioner Cathy Baker shares her path, both genealogical and physical from the Midwest to the Northwest struggling as a single mom.

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Adorn Her

BY NANCY WORDEN
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 31, 2017

For the past 20 years, Nancy Worden has been making jewelry about the lives of women. From the experience of getting a perm to political protesting, Nancy turns jewelry into empowering talismans.

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The Call of the Wild

BY DR. SOFI BLUE
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 31, 2017

From Ellensburg to China, Sofi Blue has followed the call of the wild, literally studying and following adorable monkeys in their natural habitats and the sounds they make to communicate.

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Hillbilly Radical Feminist

BY GINNY NORRIS BLACKSON
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 31, 2017

Learn about the eight pillars of radical hillbilly feminism including Naomi Wyatt, Ashley Judd, Dolly Parton and the speaker herself. Hailed from the true Appalachia, Ginny Blackson is card carrying feminist.

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Relentless Cheerleader

BY JEN STUART
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 31, 2017

This relentless cheerleader uses more than pom-poms to get you pumped up. Growing up in south Florida has prepared Jen Stuart for her life’s calling. Today she cheers regardless of background or reason, through her church and fellowship, where all are welcome. 

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Mixed Girl Problems

BY DIANA CHELSIE HEATH
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 31, 2017

Chelsie Heath shares her story of being “half”. Half black, half white, half family, half not. Despite her real, whole, challenges of her upbringing, Chelsie embraces her “Mixed Girl” problems through a mixture of laughter and tears.

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Professional Loudmouth

BY DR. LAILA ABDALLA
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 31, 2017

Find out what a professional loudmouth is from a World Languages professor. Was it nature or nurture that created this inspiring woman? Dr. Laila Abdallawarns, “loudmouthery” is not always good but when used to protect the principles of humanities, absolutely.  

Ginny Norris Blackson
Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, Central Washington University in Ellensburg
Nancy Worden
Jewelry Artist in Ellensburg
Cathy Barker
Family Nurse Practitioner, Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho in Ellensburg
Bethany Davis
Speech-Language Pathologist and Facilitator of the Aphasia & Brainstorm Support Group in Ellensburg
Jen Stuart
Pastor, First United Methodist Church in Ellensburg
Deborah Jacobs
Director, King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight in Seattle
Dr. Laila Abdalla
Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Central Washington University in Ellensburg
Dr. Sofi Blue
Lecturer, Department of Biology, Primate Behavior and Ecology Program, Central Washington University in Ellensburg
Diana Chelsie Heath
Co-Owner, Heath Diesel in Ellensburg