Every hump day, a Philly woman shares her local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, Stimulus Philly Co-Founder Morgan Levine. Miss Levine wears many hats day to day: She is currently completing her Masters of Social Work degree at the University of Pennsylvania; working as the project manager for Dubois’ The Ward Oral History Project; and completing her MSW fieldwork with Representative Brian Sims’ office.
My name is Morgan Levine, and these are my picks for Woman Crush Wednesday:
Noe Bunnell is my version of a girl wonder. She's the owner of BONeJOUR in Old City, a budding horticulturist, a talented home chef, and she can fix just about anything. Basically, she's one of the top three people I'd want around if I were ever stranded on a desert island.
Chaska (Precolumbian) is a genderqueer Philadelphia-based DJ who stole my heart when she flawlessly mixed a Disney song with a booty bumpin jam at the height of a Stimulus party. I admire her ferocious originality almost as much as I admire her dedication to positive, inclusive nightlife spaces.
Becky Sell is an all around badass. Seriously, she's a historical preservationist who scales the exterior of buildings for a living. When she's not hanging from perilous heights, she's a Philly Roller Girl, snow boarder, and she recently discovered her love of ice hockey. Swoon!
Hannah Zellman and I don't know each other well, but what I do know makes Hannah a forerunner as one of my Philly social justice #wcw's. Hannah, director of Philadelphia Fight's Institute for Community Justice, works diligently to reduce the number of people in prison living with HIV, and to reduce the lasting effects of mass imprisonment on the communities most affected.
I promised myself I would avoid the usual redo's that are inevitable of the most visible, crush-worthy women in Philly, but I had to make an exception for Elicia Gonzalez. Elicia is the executive director of GALAEI. Sex-Positive Social Justice Advocate. Authentic. Role Model. Fierce Femme. Leader. #WCW.
Share your Woman Crush Wednesday!
Here are the rules: (1) Name five to 10 ladies you’re crushing on (2) You and all women involved must be from Philadelphia (3) Email your crushes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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