Honoring island women for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor and celebrate the contributions of women in society.
Block Island is benefited every day by the work of a diverse and hard-working group of women: the majority of high-level island positions are held by women. The Block Island Times will be honoring the contributions of these women with a month-long series, which began last week with women involved with conservation and land stewardship. This week’s edition will be focused on women in the arts and education departments.
We asked the following questions: 1) What brought you to the island? 2) What is your background? 3) What does it mean to be a woman on Block Island? 4) What has been your proudest achievement? 5) What words of encouragement would you give to other women?
Kim Gaffett: Naturalist for The Nature Conservancy
I’ve been here since the beginning of my life. My father was born here and my mother spent every summer here of her life. They moved here full time after she married my father, received her degree and had two kids. I went to school and graduated here. I left and went to college, and was gone for

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