The Team

Seattle Womxn Marching Forward is the local chapter of the national Women’s March. Our team is comprised entirely of volunteers from the Greater Seattle Area, of many ages, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, faiths, and professions.  All of us are passionate about the mission of the team, and dedicated to supporting the communities and groups most impacted by the current political climate.

Seattle Womxn Marching Forward leadership

Charmaine S. – Charmaine was involved in the early days of the Black Panther Party, created and managed a meal program during the height of the AIDS epidemic, organized and MC’d a national LGBTQ conference, and has led community meetings and national conferences as a member of the SGIUSA Buddhist community.  She was also the MC at the legislative convention, spoke at the 7th congressional convention, and was the team-lead support at the state convention in 2017. Charmaine was the MC for the Womxn’s March on Seattle.

Joy G. – Joy has a background in biology, and is our spreadsheet guru and IT mastermind.  She is passionate about supporting gender and racial equality, addressing mass incarceration, and ensuring reproductive rights.  And Excel.  She’s very passionate about Excel.

Gaby D. – Gaby is a technology professional at the University of Washington and a passionate advocate for people with disabilities. She was the co-chair for safety for the Womxn’s March on Seattle, an organizer of Community Convergence, and a hub manager for Womxn Act on Seattle.

Kate B. – Kate has a background in non-profits and the arts. She has worked with youth in Baltimore, the Bronx, and Seattle to use art to express themselves, heal, and bring to light injustices. Originally from the Philadelphia-area, she has proudly called Seattle home for three years. She believes the diversity of this country is what makes it great. She rejects fear.

Keala A. – Keala has a background in art education and community programs. She is committed to working toward achieving some very simple propositions: there are no acceptable limits and there are no acceptable prejudices in the 21st century in our country.

Liberty H. – Liberty’s background is in product design. She she believes that addressing racial and gender equity in this country is more important than ever. She is a founding member of Real Rent, an organization that seeks to compensate the Duwamish Tribe for the land that was stolen from them and built into Seattle.

Liisa S. – Liisa has a background in theater, dance, arts administration and production (and she loves a good spreadsheet). She is currently the executive director for Dress for Success Seattle. She believes that women’s rights are human rights.

Liz HK. – Liz is a communications professional currently working for a scrappy, brilliant consulting firm in Pioneer Square. She is one of the organizers the arts group COLLECT Seattle, mother to a hilarious toddler, and wife to a punk rocker. She believes, like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that there will be enough women on the Supreme Court when it is all women on the Supreme Court.

Palmira F. – Palmira is a Latina living in Seattle for the last 14 years.  Her work in the non-profit sector with immigrant communities and the environment has cemented her passion for social justice, she is marching because there is no other time than now to act on behalf of justice for all, especially justice for women and families!

Affiliate members of Seattle Womxn Marching Forward

Vicki M. – Vicki has a background in high technology. She is an advocate of girl empowerment, serving as a troop leader for 13 years and the Service Unit Manager for Redmond for Girl Scouts of Western Washington. She was co-chair for procurement for the Womxn’s March on Seattle and is leading voter registration and youth empowerment efforts for Womxn Act on Seattle.

Marian D. – Marian has a background in law and spent 13 years working as volunteer for the Mercer Island schools, PTA and various school organizations. Marian was the co-chair for procurement and worked on community outreach for the Womxn’s March on Seattle and is leading the voter registration and Crossroads hub organization for Womxn Act on Seattle.

Christy M. – Christy is the new kid on the block. She just moved to Seattle in September 2017 after serving two years as a health and gender equality Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa. She’s thrilled to be working with Seattle Womxn Marching Forward to put together a fantastic anniversary event. Christy the program manager for Womxn Act on Seattle.

Pam E. – Pam is a landscape architect and green infrastructure nerd who works for the City of Seattle on water pollution prevention. She also enjoys walking in the mountains, making poems, throwing pots, and finding creative ways to help dismantle structural racism and toxic patriarchy. Pam is the outreach co-chair for Womxn Act on Seattle and was outreach for Community Convergence.

Lisa P. –  Lisa hails from (the original) Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY but has been in Seattle for the last 24 years. She has a background in science and health. Since age of 20 she has been active in organizing around social justice, equity and the environment. She is the Phinney Neighborhood Association hub manager.

Denise C. – Denise is gravely concerned that this country’s new leadership will not continue the important discussions required to acknowledge and tackle the nation’s entrenched white privilege, patriarchy, and racism. In her first social activism role with the Womxn’s March on Seattle, she was able to channel her anger and fear into positive and meaningful work for a movement that has served to inspire us all. Denise is the Amplifier/Impact Hub hub manager.

Erin F. – Erin has a background in atmospheric science, film, and arts. Her activism has been centered around the environment, but she sees issues of inequality, education, and oppression all interrelated. She is marching because we need to stand together and build a stronger, more just future for everyone. We start here at home with our neighbors. Erin is responsible for art and outreach and is leading an event at Horizon Books for Womxn Act on Seattle.