Category: Advocate Stories

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… Read more

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 &… Read more

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… Read more

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