About Alaska Women Speak

Alaska Women Speak would like to thank Alaska Humanities Forum (AKHF) for providing us with Covid-19 relief funding.  Without the help of AKHF, organizations like AWS would not be able to continue the work we do. We are grateful for the assistance and remain committed to our mission of telling the stories of Alaskan women. We sincerely thank you for your support! 

Alaska Women Speak About Us

Our Mission: Alaska women have stories to tell.
Alaska Women Speak is the journal devoted to their expression of ideas, literature and art.

Alaska Women Speak  is published quarterly by Alaska Women Speak, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit organization.

Board of Directors
Pamela Simmons, MA, MFA, President
Gabrielle Raffuse, Vice President
Jeanne Swartz, Treasurer
Kersten Christianson, Secretary
MaryLee Hayes, Director
Ray Ball, Director
Alexa Cherry, MFA, Director – Social Media

Poetry: Kersten Christianson, MFA
Prose: Alex D Hester, MFA
Associate: Ray Ball, PhD
Copy Editor: Kaylyn Haslund
Layout: Theresa E. Soley
Online Content: Pamela Simmons

Founder’s Circle
MaryLee Hayes

We are an all-volunteer organization. Subscriptions keep the printer printing and the postage paid, and we are grateful for our partnerships and generous donors! Together we create a publishing platform for Alaska Women to tell their stories. Will you join us?