The Pulse on Gender Equity in Seattle & Beyond


The Wisdom of the Women Running for Seattle City Council

SeattleMartha BurwellComment

“It’s not just me,” I thought with a feeling of relief as the third city council candidate shared her story of facing discrimination at a former workplace.

“It’s not just me.”

These are incredibly powerful words.  They indicate a shift from blaming oneself for something that’s happened to you, to realizing that it's actually a systematic issue, built into the very foundations of our culture.

When it comes to gender equality, “it’s not just me” can be a transformational moment for women who have experienced things like being underpaid, discriminated against, or workplace harassment.