TWIN 2012 Honoree Spotlight

14 Aug

The YWCA’s Tribute to Women of Influence (TWIN) event honors women who have made significant contributions to their fields, and recognizes those organizations that support such achievements. 2012 marks the 21th anniversary of TWIN. Leading up to this year’s September 20th event at Pack Place & Diana Wortham Theatre, we will highlight each of our 20 incredible TWIN Honorees. If you would like more information about the TWIN event, or to reserve a ticket, please visit www.ywcaofasheville.org.

Casey Blake

Casey empowers people by giving them a voice. As a young journalist, she is always looking to express viewpoints that are often ignored.  While some people write about high-profile topics, Casey chooses to write about the issues that often get overlooked by the traditional media. She writes to empower women, parents concerned about their children’s school, and young men trying to make their inner-city neighborhood a better place to live. She even took on Rush Limbaugh and national politicians for marginalizing women’s reproductive health.

It’s hard to measure the community impact Casey has had in her young career. She’s just 24. But perhaps her greatest contribution is her ability to inspire people with her writing to see things differently. She knows how to get the readers’ attention and get people interested and involved in local and national issues.

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