Every hump day, a Philly woman shares her local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, GO! Athletes Executive Director, and right hand woman to Philly State Rep. Brian Sims, Anna Aagenes.
"Holding hands proudly, without fear."
Sharron is an amazing community organizer, leader, and advocate for the trans* community in Philadelphia. Despite being busy as a full-time student at Arcadia, a volunteer at the William Way Center, and an entrepreneur, Sharron always manages to show up as the most stylish person in the room.
Yana and Archita Banerjee
I put this married duo together, because, well, when you see their wedding pictures, you’ll understand how beautiful they are inside and out. I met the two of them when I was an undergraduate. Archita is a consultant and Wharton grad, and Yana is a norse practicioner at Greater Philadelphia Health Action (GPHA.)
She's the Director of Development at The Attic Youth Center, meaning that she helps secure valuable resources to fund some of the most important support programs serving LGBTQ youth in Philadelphia. Bonus points since she is engaged to my high school friend Shay.
Amber’s work with Stimulus may be what she is most known for, but she spreads awesomeness and love with whatever she does. She is not only the Director for Upward Bound, but she spearheads the Philly Dyke March, and other important community events and projects.
Erica is a former co-worker and friend who can probably lift and squat more than the strongest man friend you know. By day, she's a case manager for young women at the Youth Study Center (YSC). By night, she's a fierce contender in strong woman competitions or training at Urban Athlete.
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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Photo by Andy Ryan.
Marriage equality firebrand — and Temple alum — Edie Windsor will visit her alma mater this weekend in a special program entitled “Love Conquers the Law: One Woman’s Voice Silences DOMA.” Windsor, who was the plaintiff in the case that both reached the Supreme Court, and took down the Defense of Marriage Act (!), will be interviewed by Philly out attorney Angela Giampolo, and then stick around for a screening of the touching documentary Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement.
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