Issue #27: The women making history in Congress

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It’s a new year, and that means new goals! In late 2018, I asked readers to fill out this Google Form to offer feedback on what changes should be made to the Capital Women newsletter. Two big requests were that it should emphasize on events more and that it should publish at a higher frequency. Feel the same? Please let me know by filling out the form so I can know what you would enjoy.

For now, let’s move forward to the newsletter, itself! Today, we’ve got lots of big news worth checking out, including an elite junior tennis player, the National Gallery of Art’s new director, and the queen of Congress Heights. When it comes to cool events to consider, don’t miss Women Uncorked, the free admission at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Femme Fatale’s meetup.

  • These are the women making history in Congress. [CNBC]

  • The queen of Congress Heights is moving West of the River. [Washington City Paper]

  • How Katie Bucklew is helping Edens think outside the box. [Washington Business Journal]

  • Elite junior tennis player Aryana Akli is paving her own path. [Washington City Paper]

  • The National Gallery of Art hires its first female director. [The Art Newspaper]

  • The D.C. pageant winner is a social worker who helps children facing some of the same challenges she did. [NBC4]

  • Behold, the fearless women who ruled D.C.’s punk scene in the ’80s. [The Washington Post]

  • Women’s Wire Weekly, a newsletter you should definitely subscribe to, has started a blog. Here’s the first post, focused on aging, growth, and transformation.

  • January 15: Do you like to talk about sex, but are worried about your friends saying its TMI? Check out Women Uncorked.

  • January 16: In Fairfax, Virginia’s Epicure Cafe, there will be a Femme Open Mic with the goal to create a safe and affirming space our women/femme/non-binary artists to share music/writing/poetry.

  • January 17: Femme Fatale is hosting a pre-Women’s March DIY "NO" Tee Meetup.

  • January 18: The “Women Who Travel” podcast and meetup series is coming together for a special event in D.C.

  • January 19: Visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts for free admission.

  • January 22: Celebrate women entrepreneurs at EnrichHer Spark.

  • January 25: Don’t be surprised if you find a free artwork depicting Frida Kahlo in celebration of the worldwide art project, known as the Night of 1,000 Fridas.

  • January 25: The Woman of Worth Conference is back (in Waldorf, Maryland)!

  • January 26: Learn about the First Ladies at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Michelle Goldchain contributed to this newsletter.