Category: Advocate Stories

Advocate Stories

7 Questions with Melissa Moore

by WREN on Aug 22, 2019

Our nest is getting bigger! Meet WREN’s newest staff member and Lowcountry Manager, Melissa Moore. 1. Where are you from? I’m from Mount Pleasant, SC’s fourth-largest municipality that likes to pretend it’s a sleepy little beach town. I grew up in Charleston and graduated with a BS in Sociology from the College of Charleston. I’m

Advocate Stories, News

What the World Cup Reminds Us About Pay Equality

by Ashley Lidow on Jul 15, 2019

Whether you were glued to the TV screaming GOOOAAALLLLLLL or just heard the news about the women’s soccer team, we can all agree that Sunday was a great day for sports in the United States. The US Women’s National Soccer Team won the World Cup, securing their fourth world championship and breaking their own record

Advocate Stories, Policy Updates

Support and Prioritize H.3615 Act to Establish Pay Equity

by Megan Plassmeyer on Feb 25, 2019

We’re running out of time to get H.3615, the Act to Establish Pay Equity, heard by members of the General and Family Laws subcommittee of House Judiciary.  Help us mobilize this bill by writing a letter today! Here are letter templates you utilize. First, join us in asking Rep. Peter McCoy, chair of the House Judiciary

Advocate Stories

Share Your Story.

by Sarah Nichols on Feb 12, 2019

To all of our dear advocates and supporters out there: This isn’t the first time we’ve told you this, and it certainly won’t be the last, but your voice matters. And so do your stories. Research has proven time and again that personalized messaging to lawmakers is the most effective form of advocacy. When your

Advocate Stories, Leadership and Civic Engagement

SC Legislature App in 5 easy steps

by Courtney Thomas on Feb 7, 2019

The General Assembly started their session with innovation in the release of the “SC Legislature” app.  This mobile app will make staying connected during the legislative session easier and more efficient. Here are 5 easy steps to effectively use this new app: Download the app As with all applications, the SC Legislature app requires a

Advocate Stories

HalloWREN

by Megan Plassmeyer on Oct 31, 2018

In honor of Halloween, WREN staffers dressed up as femme icons, super-heroes-we-wish- existed, historical leaders, and more.  Read below to see some of our spooky looks, and be sure to tag us in a picture of your #FeministHalloween #HalloWREN costume on FB, Twitter, and Instagram. We’ll be sure to reshare your look!   Courtney Thomas

Advocate Stories

Seven Questions with Nyomi

by WREN Staff on Oct 25, 2018

Our nest is getting bigger! Meet WREN’s newest staff member and Development Associate, Nyomi Guzman. 1.Where are you from? I was born in New Hampshire and lived there for most of my life before moving to South Carolina. I received my bachelors in Women Studies and Communication with minors in Queer Studies and Race &

Advocate Stories, Freedom from Violence

Facebook Live Recap: Surviving Sexual Assault

by Nancy Jones on Oct 16, 2018

Ashley Thomas is the founder of an organization called The Hive Community Circle, a non-profit, faith-based organization that provides advocacy, support, and prevention and education services centered around sexual assault and intimate partner violence. The Hive works with the underserved populations of women and girls in and around Columbia, SC, mostly African American females, fulfilling

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

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