The Pulse on Gender Equity in Seattle & Beyond


The glass ceiling and a roof to call her own: How gender affects the causes of homelessness in Seattle

It's All ConnectedMartha BurwellComment

Earlier this year, a homeless woman stopped a friend to ask for a tampon.  Realizing for the first time how not having hygiene products is another setback for homeless women, my friend held a tampon drive and donated boxes of those critical supplies to shelters in Seattle.  

We chatted afterwards, wondering, what is it like to be homeless and a woman?  How does gender affect the causes of homelessness? And what can we do to help?