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April marks MWP's 30th anniversary! The theme for April is "celebrating strong women." May's theme is "sisters" and the current question to our readers: How do sisters show up in your life? Tell us a story in 150 words or less. Send to editor@womenspress.com by April 10.



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Features
The founding story
AnniversaryWomenFeature: Happy 30th anniversary, Minnesota Women's Press! Why the press began - and why it's still needed
Now they are 30
BirthdayGirlsFeature: We check in again with Maggie, Stephonjia and Suzanne - the MWP Birthday Girls are 30, too
The Cake Lady
CoverArtist: Painter and mixed-media artist Bonnie Heller believes that art - and cake - are meant to be shared
Vednita Carter
StrongWomenFeature: My grandmother, my guiding light
Marcia Zimmerman
StrongWomenFeature: My mother-in-law, a humble hero
MayKao Y. Hang
StrongWomenFeature: My mother's inspirational courage
Nicole M. LaVoi
StrongWomenFeature: Still my biggest cheerleader - Mom
Brenda Cassellius
StrongWomenFeature: A role model who helped me believe in myself
Patty Tanji
StrongWomenFeature: Trail blazer for pay equity
Robin Phillips
StrongWomenFeature: 'Then you cannot fail, can you!'
Sahra Noor
StrongWomenFeature: Life-changing champion of global health
Sharon Day
StrongWomenFeature: My grandmother's Ojibwe grace
Shá Cage
StrongWomenFeature: In awe of spirit, grace and talent
GoSeeDo April 2015
Calendar: Dancing divas, Roxane Gay, Dar Williams ... and other women-focused events happening in April
ThinkAboutIt April 2015
ThinkAboutIt: LEGO Supremes, women as dealmakers in Congress ... and more to think about
Commentary
Now we are 30
ThisIssue: We have been telling stories by, for and about women since 1985
Beyond a box of birthday cereal
ActNow: Cheerful givers lets low-income parents pick a bag of presents so their children are not forgotten on their special day.
Your community, your energy, your choices
LeaderVoice: Lisa Daniels says women have the power to tip the scales to green energy
Why images and words matter
ThisIssue: For some, this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition cover was completely out of bounds. Does it matter? Yes.
How do you get women's voices heard?
ActNow: A coffee shop in Mankato provides monthly events where women can share their words
Chalk on pavement
SheSaid: MWP columnist Tami Mohammed Brown leaves words in surprising places for others to discover
Women as protectors
ThisIssue: What do you love enough to protect? Whether you wear a superhero cape or not, we are called to be protectors
We all need to be protectors
ActNow: Flying a "Live Free Without Violence" flag helps increase awareness of domestic violence issues
Hmong women: Forgotten heroes
SheSaid: MWP columnist Tiffany Vang introduces us to her courageous grandmother
What is your heart telling you?
LeaderVoice: Nurse practitioner Lynn Hoke describes signs and symptoms of heart trouble in women
Discernment: Yes? No?
ThisIssue: What will you be saying Yes or No to in the new year?
You be the scorekeeper
ActNow: Rate the Super Bowl ads - not on creativity, but on sexism
#YesAllWomen - a teachable moment
SheSaid: MWP columnist Shannon Drury talks about feminism and hashtags with her teenage son Elliott
Say NO to sulfide-ore mining
LeaderVoice: Becky Rom on a dangerous threat to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Ambitious? Yes!
LeaderVoice: Jennifer Ford Reedy, president of the Bush Foundation says: Name it. Share it. Own it.
ReadersWrite
For the love of women's words
BookShelf: Co-Founder, Mollie Hoben lists women authors who have stood the test of time with MWP book clubs
Love that binds
YourStory: For Michelle Kope, a nontraditional celebration helped to unite her new family
Midwives of the spirit
YourStory: Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew reminds us that we all need to push through the pain to become more alive
Connecting a house to the land
YourStory: Architect Michaela Mahady helps a house find its place in the landscape
YourThoughts April 2015
YourThoughts: Women's Press readers honor the strong women who helped shape their lives
YouSaid April 2015
YouSaid: April 2015
Learning in traditional ways from Native children's literature
BookShelf: Linda LeGarde Grover recommends books with strong female characters by women authors
Leveling the playing field in girls' books
BookStory: Shelley Boyum-Breen fills a void with her series about spunky 6-year-old Shelly Bean the Sports Queen
Sisters then, book sisters now
BookTalk: 50 years after meeting in the convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph, a group of women reunited and now meet quarterly over a good book
My first expedition
YourStory: At 13, a life-changing canoe trip opened Meggie Greivell's eyes to both the vastness and the comfort of Mother Nature
A word, a touch, a compassionate ear
YourStory: Lisa Venable's listening strategy for our elders offers comfort of the discomfort
YourThoughts March 2015
YourThoughts March 2015
YouSaid March 2015
YouSaid: Letters from Women's Press readers
Protecting our black sons
OnYourMind: Nekima Levy-Pounds gives a mother's perspective on race, police abuse and effecting change
Make the protection of children a priority
OnYourMind: Libby Bergman reminds us that due to a 4-year-old's death, Minnesotans have been forced to think about child abuse

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