Call for Artists

Call for Artists the context: Working with Albuquerque women and NM artists, Young Women United is starting a community project to create art and messages that show the human side of substance use and addiction. At Young Women United we understand addiction to be a disease, not a crime. We…

Dolores Huerta has taken to the airwaves to oppose the City of Albuquerque’s Nov. 19 ballot measure

As an Albuquerque based community organizing project by and for women of color, Young Women United is proud of the leadership we have carried over the last decade to defeat attacks on reproductive healthcare. Our work in the Respect ABQ Women campaign has centered on the lived experiences of Latino/as…

Is my baby getting enough milk?

A guide to baby getting enough milk, by guest blogger Susan Muraida from Young Women United's Luna Sagrada collective.  Almost all new parents worry if their baby is getting enough milk. It is perfectly normal, and a very reasonable concern. You love your baby and want to do the best…

We All Deserve Self-Care!

Join us at our 2nd anniversary of Sister Sharing Circles where we will be practicing Self-Care! Sister Sharing Circles began in July 2011 as a way for Young Women United’s birth collective members to meet community members through meaningful discussions around birth and parenting, while promoting the free labor and…

Summer Breastfeeding Tips

(For chestfeeding parents, too!) Although Albuquerque has been having amazing mansoon weather this month, we still have our share of hot summer days. As the weather heats up, breastfeeding your little one can pose a new set of challenges. It can be uncomfortable, sweaty and sometimes even difficult. For some,…

Coming Out Queer

by Luna Olavarria Gallegos I love being queer. An umbrella term for "not a cis/heterosexual person", the word in itself is vague and esoteric, and I love being the only person who really knows what I mean when I say it. But I don't usually say it. I usually don't…