Grrl Active Energizes us on GiveBig!
THANK YOU FOR GIVING BIG
Our 2017 GiveBig journey of making new friends culminated with an inspiring evening of intergenerational wisdom exchanged between our young feminist leaders and our caring community of adults. Thank you for helping to make our inaugural the Future is Feminist event comprised of a speed mentoring, community dinner, and energizing youth panel was an intimate evening of seeing the power of stories and community connection. We love connecting all of our super cool community members together to meet one another and develop a stronger community.
Thank you to Brownies Troop 44466 for reaching out to help Reel Grrls raise a $5,000 GiveBig Challenge pool and inspiring adults to GiveBig! and raising $14,171!
We are thrilled to have newly formed members of the Grrl Active leadership team. Our future at Reel Grrls is led by our young people to ensure that our mission supporting young people as they explore, critique and author media through a feminist lens is centered around youth voice.
Reel Grrls believes in young people to lead the Future is Feminist, and is committed to providing assistance to incubate a community space that builds empathy, advocacy and amplification. For those that were in attendance they heard three of our Grrl Active members Aarushi Sahai, Annie Poole, and Lila Shroff share about why they are feminists, and how since the election they are committed to activism. When asked your facilitator Genessa Krasnow about do you consider yourself a feminist, Aarushi said, “I am a feminist because, many people are not.” The Future is Feminist is not just a slogan it’s a reminder that our young people are dedicated to living in an equitable world and they are ready to bring their energy and perspectives to tackling our world’s smallest to biggest challenges, in community with their adult allies.
Thank you to those that were able to make it out and share an evening with our young people! This community gathering is made possible by the financial support of BECU (thank you to the Queen Anne Branch!), local Seattle Clothing Designers Prairie Underground, and Uncle Harry’s Natural Products!
Thanks to the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBig program we have enjoyed connecting with familiar and new faces to celebrate philanthropy this spring and to recognize our amazing community of young people, their families, volunteers, and our donors that range from individuals, groups, and businesses.
Thank you to our community:
$5k GIVEBIG Pool Challenge:
The Ariel Fund
Rainer Roller Girls
B Michelle Johnson
Chadd and Vlada Knowlton
D D Wigley
Ilona rossman ho
Jane Blumenthal & Julie Edsforth
Lynne R Lew
Renny B Hoppe-Leonard
Tim and Lisa Harbert
Tina Urso McDaniel
Kimya Dawson (Writer / Singer)
My Tam H. Nguyen (VP of Business Development, Blokable)
Viv Nicole (Activist, Y-WE),
Susie Lee (Former CEO of Siren)
Laura Culberg (Owner, Sweatbox Yoga)
Lulu Carpenter (Teacher at Seattle Girls’ School)
Lara Davis (Artist, Arts Administrator, Race & Equity Consultant)
Subi Terhanian (CEO of Uncle Harry’s Natural Products)
Amy Allsopp for her GiveBig Postcard Design Skills
William Simeona & Team at Pyramid Ales: Nikki & Michah
Jessie Gaupel & Sara Klotz for your event support
Jaimie Hansmire & Darlene Graham for filming
Ambika Terhanian for providing sound
Reel Grrls Fund Development Committee:
Artist Trust and Planned Parenthood for hosting meetings
Michael B. Maine
Special thanks to Genessa Krasnow for producing the event