Have YOU ever wondered how WITASWAN began? As my message spreads, more & more people are asking me how this all began, so here’s my answer. Those of you who’ve heard me speak know that my memory of this day (Sunday June 2, 2002) is extremely detailed & specific. My life changed that day: like the Disney cartoons where the light suddenly goes on or the apple bounces down on Newton’s head & goes “plunk,” I read Dana Kennedy’s article, I fixated on the quotes from Martha Lauzen, & lifetime of feminist activism began to coalesce into a single point of focus.
Luckily for me, I had a dynamite group of women who responded with dedication & enthusiam. The members of AAUW-Illinois created an incubator for WITASWAN, & the infant they nurtured is fast becoming a cause heard ’round the world!
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