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  • Claiming Power: Overview

    CLAIMING POWER

    Former New York Congresswoman Bella Abzug once predicted: “In the 21st century, women will change the nature of power, rather than power changing the nature of women.”

    Are we approaching that time?

     

  • Women Are Surging Into Political Power
    EMILY’s List reported that nationally in 2017, more than 16,000 women expressed interest in running, compared to the 920 women who did so in 2015 and 2016 combined.
  • Healing From Oppressive Force: Center for Victims of Torture
    Seeing daily abuses is depressing, Muli acknowledges. Yet she stays motivated because she sees clients “magically open like a flower” with community-based therapy. “It works. We see results.”
  • Spotlight: Domestic Violence Survivor Finds Her Power
    Cathy Riley-Green is healing with gratitude after a brutal attack.
  • The Women's March momentum
  • Public Poetry
    Profile: Junauda Petrus speaks out about race and gender equality despite a ban on her poem by the City of Minneapolis
  • Linda Anderson
    Profile: Keeping her head up in difficult times
  • The Women's March momentum
    Feature: Women showed up ... and keep showing up
  • Feature: Catalyzing actions on climate change, racial justice and community
  • Women's Congress for Future Generations
    Feature: Catalyzing actions on climate change, racial justice and community
  • Environmental justice in North Minneapolis
    Feature:"When women lead, we take others with us"
  • Akilah Sanders-Reed: Youth climate intervenor
    Profile: Envisioning a better future for our planet - and working to protect it
  • ThinkAboutIt October 2017
    ThinkAboutIt: Touchdowns, reversibility... and more to think about.

  • WordsAndPictures
    WordsAndPictures: Writer Ellen Hart cooks up crimes
  • Feature: Staffing the help line at the Sexual Violence Center is a "calling" for its volunteers
  • A calling for justice
    Feature: Staffing the help line at the Sexual Violence Center is a "calling" for its volunteers
  • New paths to the religious life
    Feature: The Visitation Sisters and the St. Joseph Workers Program are religious organizations that offer contemporary opportunities for women to answer a "call"
  • It's called "Daisy Camp"
    Profile: Because who wants to go to DIVORCE camp?
  • ThinkAboutIt September 2017
    ThinkAboutIt: Are you normal or sexist? Equality for transgender people at home and abroad, Afghan women claim their names ... and more to think about.
  • GoSeeDo September 2017
    Calendar: Global Roots Festival, FEmnFEST and other women-focused events happening in September
  • Profile: Jennifer Almanza has become the midwife she once looked for
  • Culturally competent midwifery
    Profile: Jennifer Almanza has become the midwife she once looked for
  • Life gifts
    Feature: At a young age, Marie Marquardt knew the power of changing lives through organ donation
  • Learn how to live, choose how to die
    Profile: Cancer survivor Brenda Hartman is changing the conversation about death and healing
  • Lara Tate: Menopausal Superhero!
    WordsAndPictures: Writer and actress Amy Buchwald's new webseries about aging
  • ThinkAboutIt August 2017
    ThinkAboutIt: If women ruled the world, White House pay gap, OESW office closes - a big loss for Minnesota Women ... and more to think about.
  • GoSeeDo August 2017
    Calendar: Women at the Fringe and other women-focused events happening in August
  • Feature: Two women prosecutors in Ramsey County fight for women and girls
  • Convicting traffickers
    Feature: Two women prosecutors in Ramsey County fight for women and girls
  • A farmer and beekeeper
    Profile: There's no typical work day for Yao Yang, the director of the Hmong American Farmers Association Food Hub
  • Working overtime for Minnesota
    Profile: A day in the life of Jamie Becker-Finn, first-term state representative

  • ThinkAboutIt July 2017
    ThinkAboutIt: How sexist are you? Periods, short hair controversy, Atwood on reproductive rights, ... and more to think about.
  • GoSeeDo July 2017
    Calendar: Wild lands with Terry Tempest Williams, Prayers for Pussies and other women-focused events happening in July
  • Feature: Abortion in 2017
  • Common, accepted and under threat
    Feature: Abortion in 2017
  • Giving sanctuary
    Feature: Weighing the consequences and risks, many church communities in Minnesota choose to take a stand
  • Risky, personal style-setter
    Profile: Jana Shortal challenges perceptions of what a newswoman looks like - and succeeds
  • ThinkAboutIt June 2017
    ThinkAboutIt: Homeless Girl Scouts, Cosmo insensitivity, hidden costs of rape for women and more to think about
  • GoSeeDo June 2017
    Calendar: Feminist tales, wanderlust art, resiliency reading and other women-focused events happening in June
  • ReadersSurvey: You told us your favorites. We tell all.
  • What Women Want
    ReadersSurvey: You told us your favorites. We tell all.
  • Familial Alzheimer's disease
    Profile: One family's work to change the future of Alzheimer's
  • Stories transcend words
    Profile: Mankato professor Gwen Westerman crafts generational storytelling in quilts and writes about limited perspectives of Native American history
  • Activism runs in the family
    Profile: Priscilla Lord and Emma Faris, mother and daughter, support progressive women running for political office
  • Art is therapy
    CoverArtist: Influenced by her worldview that all of creation is interconnected, Jan Reich creates art quilts that express relationships
  • "Listen to Your Mother"
    WordsAndPictures: From blogging beginnings to national stages, storytellers share their thoughts about moms
  • Three women authors
    WordsAndPictures: Hmong, Irish-American and Ojibwe writers worked together to complete their memoirs
  • ThinkAboutIt May 2017
    ThinkAboutIt: Craftivism, non-penis envy, childcare costs and more to think about
  • GoSeeDo May 2017
    Calendar: Water guardians, S-Town, women over 50 theater, intimate apparel, drumming and other women-focused events happening in May
  • Feature: More than 100 languages, more than 20 countries of origin - the challenges of multi-lingual education
  • Global students in St. Paul
    Feature: More than 100 languages, more than 20 countries of origin - the challenges of multi-lingual education
  • Unwavering
    Profile: Cheryl Robertson has spent three decades working as a public health nurse in countries ripped apart by war, trauma and displacement, and she's not about to stop
  • Rebranding her faith
    Profile: Hanadi Chehabeddine builds cultural bridges through conversations and cups of coffee
  • ThinkAboutIt April 2017
    ThinkAboutIt: ERA Minnesota, Muslim hero, Equal Pay Day, clinic violence and more to think about
  • GoSeeDo April 2017
    Calendar: Lunafest, Minnesota's food, "The Bluest Eye" on stage and other women-focused events happening in April
  • Profile: Brenda Child, scholar of Native history, speaks to her family's stories
  • Ojibwe women
    Profile: Brenda Child, scholar of Native history, speaks to her family's stories
  • Women's history on center stage
    Profile: Playwright Laurie Flanigan Hegge creates theater from local stories
  • Equal rights - unfinished business
    Feature: Legislators are trying to finally ratify the Equal Rights Amendment - proposed to Congress since 1923
  • ThinkAboutIt March 2017
    ThinkAboutIt: Voice from history, Oregon's woman governor, diverse liberty, child care costs, learning who is smart and more to think about
  • GoSeeDo March 2017
    Calendar: Women's history month/International Women's Day events, healing from trauma, challenging Islamaphobia, and other women-focused events happening in March
  • Feature: The women of Standing Rock are caretakers, life givers and protectors of the sacred
  • Water is life
    Feature: The women of Standing Rock are caretakers, life givers and protectors of the sacred
  • "I am a girl"
    Profile: Parents of a transgender child stand up for her rights and identity
  • Women unite!
    Feature: Separating from Pantsuit Nation, Stand Up Minnesota women are gathering online to share their progressive political convictions and to work for change
  • Q&A: Women in business
    Feature: Mary Quist-Newins, president of the Minnesota chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, spoke with the Women's Press
  • ThinkAboutIt February 2017
    ThinkAboutIt:Black women judges in Alabama, the benefits of women doctors, Audre Lorde, gymnastics abuses and more to think about
  • GoSeeDo February 2017
    Calendar: Nina Simone, Twin Cities Women's Choir, Women's Prison Book Project and other women-focused events happening in February
  • Presidents Day for feminists
    ActNow: Contribute to radical women on this February holiday
  • Listening as an act of rebellion
    LeaderVoice: Suzanne Al-Kayali: In listening we are brought closer together
  • What's the use of art?
    BookShelf: Anne Bertram reminds you to take a step back, take a breath, maybe even laugh, and adjust your perspective
  • Self defense lessons
    YourStory: Nausheena Hussain: "I refuse to stand by and allow us to be victims"

  • Demonstrating courage in the face of adversity
    OnYourMind: Nekima Levy-Pounds: It's time for things to change
  • Finding our common connections
    OnYourMind:Ingebretsen's: Examining our own immigrants roots
  • YourThoughts: Readers write about how they act up for justice and equity
  • Profile: Tish Jones, spoken word poet, on building bridges and breaking down hierarchies with words
  • Words matter
    Profile: Tish Jones, spoken word poet, on building bridges and breaking down hierarchies with words
  • Love letters
    Profile: Kalia Yang: Lyrical storytelling from Hmong refugee camp to the written page
  • Bookstore as a muse
    Feature: Q&A with five women-owned independent booksellers in Minnesota
  • ThinkAboutIt: Women's brands led by men, girl-crazy books, mansplaining and more to think about
  • GoSeeDo January 2017
    Calendar: 24-hour Smackdown, WARM art, memory play, cyborg soldiers and other women-focused events happening in January
  • Changemakers: Role models on the basketball court and beyond
  • Changemakers: Role models on the basketball court and beyond
  • Moms Demand Action Minnesota
    Changemakers: Grassroots movement working on legislative action to end gun violence
  • The Minnesota Lynx
    Changemakers: Role models on the basketball court and beyond
  • Anne McKeig
    Changemakers: Minnesota's first Native American Supreme Court Justice
  • Barbara Battiste
    Changemakers: Working with facts to make change for women and girls through the legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women
  • Nausheena Hussain
    Changemakers: Raising the level of engagement of Muslim women with RISE - Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment
  • Guerrilla Girls Takeover organizers
    Changemakers: The women-led project is called the largest arts collaboration ever in the Twin Cities
  • Jessica Smith
    Changemakers: An art exhibit at Regla de Oro gallery brings attention to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
  • Gretchen Carlson & Abby Honold
    Changemakers: Women speak up for themselves and for other women who have experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault
  • FairPlay MN
    Changemakers: Local group claims equitable space for women-trans-femme improvisers
  • Maiv PAC
    Changemakers: The first Hmong American women's political action committee in the United States
  • Marva Lynn Shellenberger
    Changemakers: Lego team coach brings the 'girl effect' to STEM competitions
  • Big message on a small scale
    CoverArtist: Eileen Espinosa: "The World on Her Shoulders"
  • GoSeeDo December 2016
    Calendar: Women's Art Festival, solstice, and other women-focused events happening in December
  • ThinkAboutIt December2016
    ThinkAboutIt: Icelandic feminists, Iranian bikers and more to think about
  • Profile: Luz Maria Frias: Building bridges between cultures and communities through communication
  • Always an advocate
    Profile: Luz Maria Frias: Building bridges between cultures and communities through communication
  • Midway Murals Project:
    Feature: Beautifying walls, building community strength