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#DearMargaret For more resources, check out the ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support) website: https://www.assaultcarecenter.org/ Continue sending us your questions. We’ll post a response every Tuesday.
Stop by the Sloss House today for a hot beverage and a free mug!
Happy December everyone!❄️☃️ Be sure to check out our December newsletter, link in the bio.
This week’s #womancrushwednesday is Virginia Apuzzo. A former nun, professor, and most senior, openly gay Clinton administration official, Apuzzo was one of the leaders of the fight against HIV/AIDS in the 1980’s and represented lesbians in what was generally regarded as a gay men’s issue. As the executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force from 1983-85, she fought for recognition, funding, and representation for people suffering from the HIV/AIDS epidemic. She truly deserves to be our #wcw especially in the wake of #worldaidsday
Our first ever #DearMargaret –– responses posted every Tuesday! We do our best to answer your questions using a feminist lens. Continue to submit your questions using the link: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3CXSgLhi0Jsr8ON
Thank you to Dr. Katy Swalwell for educating us today on the history of some amazing Iowa women. Her book can be purchased through Raygun!
Starting in 45 minutes is the Book Release Party! See you there 👀 #slosshousebosshouse
This week, our #womancrushwednesday is Pauline Esther Phillips, aka Abigail Van Buren, aka Dear Abby. Born in Sioux City, IA, she was an advice columnist who started the ‘Dear Abby’ column in 1956 and continued it for the next 60 years. Through the column, she advocated for social change and gay rights, encouraging LGBT people who wrote to her to be proud of who they were. Though she died in 2013, her column, now run by her daughter, and her legacy continue to inspire us and encourage us to be our authentic selves every single day. #wcw