Catcall + BABE Collective want you to celebrate and nurture friendships with us

By Catcall Staff

“Women’s friendships are like a renewable source of power.” – Jane Fonda

Have you been missing your friends recently? We have. The pandemic has many of us feeling distanced from our friends, but womxn friendships are one of the most authentic and loving experiences that uplift and empower us. So let’s spend some time nurturing those relationships.

BABE Collective and Catcall have teamed up in a total friendship move (seriously, we’re friends too who want to love and support each other!) to make time for those relationships in our life. Join us for Friendship Hour—a virtual, slumber-party-vibes, babes + besties hang where we focus one loving ourselves and the womxn we surround ourselves with.

We’re kicking off our FIRST monthly Friendship Hour on Thursday, Nov. 5. Yup… two days after the election. We’re going to need some serious love no matter the outcome (GO VOTE. FLIP THE SENATE. WE GOT THIS BABES.), and our friends will need love just as much.

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Justice Gatson is a grassroots organizer fighting for a better Kansas City

Bad Ass Babes: Justice Gatson

Words & Photos By Kelcie McKenney

As a grassroots movement organizer, fighter for the end of police brutality, manager of bailout funds, legislative advocate at the ACLU, and a doula helping Black mothers bring babies into the world, Justice Gatson has been fighting for a better Kansas City for a long time. 

Gatson, the founder of the Reale Justice Network and a representative of the ACLU, is the organizer behind this weekend’s Women’s March where Kansas City will “unify to protect ALL Black Lives and ALL Womxn.”

Gatson grew up on the East side of Kansas City—in the same house her mother lives in today, just a few blocks from where she lives now. She was first introduced to social justice organizing at her middle school, Genesis Promise Academy, a nationally recognized alternative school for inner-city youth in Kansas City. 

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Help the November election go smoothly in KC with early voting, poll work volunteering

By Emily Park

The presidential election is now less than a month away, and local election boards across the United States are preparing to make assignments for the polls. 

In the months leading up to the election, experts have warned that COVID-19 could cause a deep shortage of volunteers to work the polls. A shortage of election workers forces counties to limit the number of available poll locations, and would likely cause longer lines at the polls for the Nov. 3 election day — which is already projected to have a record turnout.

This election is an important one. It’s not just about deciding whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden will be the US president for the next four years, or which senators and representatives will form the US Congress, or even which officials will take up state office. 

The election on Nov. 3 is about the future of not only our country but the world too. It’s about equality—for women, for people of all races and backgrounds, for the LGBTQ+ community,— it’s about the environment, the economy, the US response to COVID-19, and much, much more. So this is an election we especially want to see run smoothly, and there’s plenty you can do to help.

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