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  • Definition by Story
    Editor Letter: How we define ourselves, and others, through malleable stories in the brain.
     
  • Signe Harriday: Three-dimensional revolutionaries
    We asked several creative directors what stories they are choosing to tell this year and why. Here is what Signe Harriday told us.
  • Rhiana Yazzie: Coming of Age
    "Both characters are not the usual sort of character that mainstream is accustomed to when they see Native women on stage and screen."
  • Lisa Marie Brimmer: Origin Stories
    "As a queer, black, transracial adoptee, my existence is politically and culturally misunderstood. This year I’m asking myself the question, “How can I use this experience as a tool?” 
  • Wendy Knox: Justice or Revenge?
    Examining the influential life of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, as well as the story of a pregnant teen who returns later in life seeking ...
  • Barbara Brooks: Bias and Consent
    "All shows at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company are rooted in Jewish content and explore differences between people of varying backgrounds, illuminate commonalities, and seek to foster greater understanding." 
  • Sarah Rasmussen: Identity and Responsibility
    Sarah Rasmussen: "It delights me to give women the opportunity to engage with comedy."
  • Louisa Muller: Empathy
    Louise Muller: Why Minnesota Opera is offering "La Traviata"
  • Elena Giannetti: Gender Stereotypes
    "My intent is to ensure that the women in this version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” defy societal expectations that they are to be silent about their own body, power, and place."
  • Anne Bertram: Focus on Women
    All of the productions at Theatre Unbound address the problem of gender bias in theatre.
  •  Rosy Simas Facilitates the Weave of  Healing
    In the Native worldview of the Haudenosaunee choreographer Rosy Simas (Seneca Nation, Heron Clan), everything from heritage to performance to the world itself is a dance in movement. It is a relational worldview.
  • Ellie Krug: Her Life Transition at Age 52
    The transgender speaker shares her story to teach others inclusivity and acceptance.
  • The Dark & The Light
    Tami Mohamed Brown: "In September, the earth tilts a little differently as we near the place of balance — the equinox — the dark and the light in equal measure as the sun rises later, the nightfall coming sooner. "
  • Who are you? What do you believe?
    Reader Response: Ranging from a 12-year-old breakdancer, to a women who turned to belly dancing to release the trauma of rape, to 100-year-old woman who once believed in heels and girdles
  • A New Point of View
    Ikran, 16: "The thing I’ll miss the most is seeing the stars at night, because in the city you only see like one star and then it ends up being a plane or something." 
  • Showcasing Overlooked Stars
    Eh Re Noh Say: “A lot of girls got scouted to play for college, which is amazing. I heard from a Duluth college because of the tournament!"
  • Cooling My Heels
    Marilynne Thomas Walton: "If we were all blind, as my mother was, would we befriend all people? Our love offered because of the ring of a cheerful voice, a deep or lilting laugh, a gentle touch."
  • Kate Nowlin: Stories With Dimension
    "The more I learned about the desire to serve and sacrifice for one’s country, the less relevant the issue of gender became. A soldier is a soldier is a soldier.” 
     
  • Shannon Gibney: Under-Told Stories
     “The stories that we tell, or don’t tell, for that matter, define every aspect of our lives.”
  • What’s In a Name?
    Siena Iwasaki Milbauer: "It is really important to me that whatever I accomplish will reflect on my whole family and heritage."
  • MWP Conversation
    We are launching a series of MWP Conversations. Join us!
  • MWP Conversation: With Shannon Gibney
    Send your questions for Shannon Gibney about her novel, stories of history that we tend to not know, and books and other creative outlets that offer some of the missing narratives
  • Storytelling  Up North
    Karen Sunderman: “You can find interesting people everywhere if you just listen and pay attention and take the time."
  • GoSeeDo (Sept. 2018)
    Highlighted events for the month include FEMN Fest, and an exhibition about MN Nice in Duluth ... NAMI Walks ... exploring the genome in a Rochester art exhibit ... "Roadside Attractions" in Bloomington
  • SPIRITUALITY GUIDE: End-of-Life Conversations
    Jane Whitlock: "As his death drew near, I became aware that I was woefully unprepared spiritually to enter into this experience with him.  I didn’t know it then, but what I needed was an end-of-life doula to help me be a companion to him."
  • ELDER CARE GUIDE: Offering Home Support
    Karen Cotch: "Investing in services that enable older adults to remain independent, while providing peace of mind to caregivers, will help make communities stronger and more self-sufficient."
  • GO GREEN GUIDE: Building for the Future
    Melissa Rappaport Schifman: The idea that consumers can “vote with their wallets” has never been more achievable.

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