Nominees of the 2018 YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards. Photo by Paulina Rzeczkowska

YWCA HAMILTON WOMEN OF DISTINCTION 2018

By Kristin Archer

Embarking I Heart Hamilton’s 7th year running, I’m continually grateful for all of the wonderful experiences I’ve had since I set out with the mantra “Be a tourist in your own city.” I had no idea when I began that I would be entering into such a special, supportive, collaborative community. Every connection leads to a new one, a new experience, and I’m continually in awe of this city and the people in it!

I’m very honoured to be a nominee in the Arts | Culture | Design category at the 2018 YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards. Thank you so much to Suzanne Zandbergen at The Generator for submitting me and to Astrid Hepner of Hamilton Music Collective for her thoughtful reference.

More than ever I reflect on what it means to be a woman, a feminist, and want to support and elevate women and non-binary people wherever possible. I’m proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with this amazing group of nominees. Thank you to YWCA Hamilton for all that you do in our community. I look forward to celebrating with you all on International Women’s Day – the awards take place on March 8th (tickets available now!)

Kristin Archer's 2018 YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction nomination

Nominees of the 2018 YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards. Photo by Paulina Rzeczkowska

Nominees of the 2018 YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards. Photo by Paulina Rzeczkowska