Be a Forrest Gump: Refusing to Let Your Fears Stop You!!

Thursday, September 28, 2023

September 27, 2023. Be a Forrest Gump: Refusing to Let Your Fears Stop You!! In the movie Forrest Gump, the main character attempted all sorts of activities despite having an IQ of 75 (referenced in the movie). Quite possibly, his low IQ didn’t enable him to strategically think things through, but one could argue that is … Read More

Gentrification in Fort Wayne

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Gentrification has been defined as “a process in which a poor area (as of a city) experiences an influx of middle-class or wealthy people who renovate and rebuild homes and businesses and which often results in an increase in property values and the displacement of earlier, usually poorer residents.” Today’s patterns of gentrification have deep, … Read More

When You Find Yourself at a Crossroad

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Dear AllY, While we are currently coming out of a fevered interest in addressing sociocultural inequalities, the need to address the attitudes and conditions which persist around the topic of race remain. Ever since I have been both conscience and conscious, some of my experiences have been shaped by the stigmas surrounding race and social … Read More

Meet Heather

Monday, August 7, 2023

Dear AllY, As a Fort Wayne native I am thrilled to have joined the YWCA Northeast Indiana family! I received my B.A. and M.A. from Indiana University. I am a proud Hoosier!!! I have primarily worked as a youth professional in various capacities. I have experience with all stages of development from infancy to returning … Read More

Power of Words

Thursday, March 30, 2023

March 29, 2023. The Power of Words: Change Your Words, Change your World. To change our words so that we can change our world, we need to begin with changing our self talk. Negative self-talk affects our mind, body, and soul. “You will never speak to anyone more than you speak to yourself in your … Read More