“Most of my involvement was for the GWL 21 Revolutions exhibition – which has proved useful as both my current employment and hobbies are specifically geared towards public engagement and arts organisation in the US.
What struck me about GWL was that I had never encountered such a long-running, impactful and all-encompassing model for a non-profit that was specifically for women, by women. The programmes made available for immigrants, artists, history-buffs and casual readers alike are remarkably effective and thorough for any non-profit organisation — and the dedication of the founders, staff and volunteers is something to be admired and emulated. GWL demonstrates that it is possible to build a strong sense of local community while also being an invaluable national resource; one that I believe should be used as an example for international organisations as well.
I learned so much about the history of Glasgow, international feminism, and the UK while volunteering at GWL, as well as more about my own capabilities for self-growth. I know these lessons will stay with me and I will cherish them for the rest of my life. “