Category: Advocate Stories

Advocate Stories

International Day of the Girl Child: Importance of Listening

by Megan Plassmeyer on Oct 10, 2018

From projects like Seen and Heard: Women and Girls in the Midlands, we recognize that the voices of girls, and specifically girls of color, often go unheard in our state. And it’s not because our girls aren’t talking, it’s because we aren’t listening. We are constantly battling a myth that our young people “don’t know what… Read more

Advocate Stories, Uncategorized

Seven Questions with Damilola

by WREN Staff on Oct 10, 2018

Our nest is getting bigger! Meet WREN’s newest staff member and Policy Assistant, Damilola Ajisegiri. 1. Where are you from? I was born in Nigeria but grew up in Snellville, GA. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Psychology & a minor in Women Studies. I then moved to South Carolina… Read more

Advocate Stories, Special Events

SC Walkout: Support Dr. Blasey Ford

by Megan Plassmeyer on Sep 25, 2018

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has bravely come forward and shared her story about her sexual assault at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Even though Dr. Blasey Ford has repeatedly stated her desire to testify and bravely share her story, Senate Republicans are doing everything they can to shame, bully, and force her… Read more

Advocate Stories, Leadership and Civic Engagement

The Welcome Table

by Jennifer H. Gunter, PhD on Jul 16, 2018

In February of this year I became the Director of The South Carolina Collaborative on Race and Reconciliation (SCCRR), which is starting its third year on the University of South Carolina campus. Begun in the wake of the horrific tragedy at Mother Emanuel in Charleston, the Collaborative launched The Welcome Table SC. This initiative, based… Read more

Advocate Stories, Health and Education

HIV Is Not A Crime

by Guest Author, Stacy Jennings (South Carolina Positive Women's Network) on Jun 27, 2018

Stacy Jennings is a 23 year survivor of HIV. The day Stacy received her diagnosis in the year of 1995, she thought her life would be over. Little did she know that what started out being a devastating diagnosis ended up being a blessing. She is able to speak out about her disease and is… Read more

Advocate Stories, Leadership and Civic Engagement

Men for WREN

by Ashley Lidow on Jun 15, 2018

Recently a local politician was doing an interview about South Carolina candidates and made the comment that a man was “abandoning” his newborn son by running for Congress. Cue the: SAY WHAT?! Many folks were dismayed by the allegation and some even went so far to say that this was a “new low” of an… Read more

Advocate Stories, Seen and Heard

Be a Seen and Heard Superfan

by Megan Plassmeyer on Jun 5, 2018

As the Seen and Heard: Women and Girls in the Midlands photovoice project continues, I want to make sure you have access to new opportunities. Want to be a Seen and Heard superfan?  Here’s a quick check-list to make sure you’re getting our behind the scenes content and event information. Click here to reserve your… Read more