(Q) You've almost completed 4 years at as CEO at the YWCA. What has been most surprising? At YWCA's across the nation we
When I asked her what drove her to turn her life around she simply said to me "my child". If that isn't a reason I don't
Other factors such as race, sexual orientation, disability status, or any combination of oppressions which can often result in women and girls being potentially exposed to and experiencing a heightened risk of violence and barrier to safety during their lifetime.
The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.
As an agency of inclusion, change and empowerment, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles echoes the sentiments of our very own Cheryl Boone Isaacs. We respect her determination to draw positive change from the "heartbreak and frustration" occasioned by the lack of diversity in this and last year's Oscar race.
"We have been at the forefront of most civil rights organizations and actions for over 150 years."
Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., CEO of the YWCA USA, unpacks Black History Month and women's empowerment with Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani.
Somebody should be in the courtroom watching out for the interests of the 13 black women who have accused former Oklahoma City policeman Daniel Holtzclaw of rape and sexual assault. Even the prosecution can't get it right.
The thing about race is that you can't hide it. You can code-switch, adjust your mannerisms, intonation, and vernacular, but when you appear ethnically ambiguous with a name that most cannot wrap their tongue around, blending in becomes a little more challenging.
Asking that domestic abusers be denied access to firearms is not an infringement upon your second amendment rights. Asking that states submit up-to-date records on individuals convicted of crimes such as stalking, domestic violence or sexual assault in order to ensure background checks are effective is not a violation of your right to privacy.