YWCA honors outstanding womxn in our area

Why the YWCA is taking out the "e" and adding "x"

Outstanding womxn can be found all over our community, and the YWCA recognized some of those womxn on Thursday night.

You’ll notice we’ve dropped the “e” from the word women, and instead have replaced it with an “x”.

This is an alternative form for the word that the YWCA has officially adopted. It explicitly includes transgender women and women of color.

That theme was carried throughout Thursday night while awards were presented to womxn who have helped eliminate racism, and have empowered people in our community.

Organizers say bringing powerful womxn together highlights how it can take a village to make change.

“We really need to highlight everyone doing the work because we can’t get there unless everyone gets there, and it really takes the collective efforts of everyone in the community to move us forward within La Crosse and the surrounding areas,” said Lauren Journot the Executive Director for the YWCA of La Crosse.

This the 36th year the YWCA has held its Tribute to Outstanding women in our area.

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