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November is "Bridges and Walls". December is our annual Changemakers issue. January's theme is "wordwomen" and we're asking: "What is a book by a woman author that changed your life and why?" Tell us about it. Send 150 words or less to editor@womenspress.com by Dec. 10.



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Features
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
Commentary
Changemakers 2016
ThisIssue: What role will you play in building a hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted future? These 2016 Changemakers are great examples for us all.
Bridging differences
ThisIssue: How do we contribute to breaking down walls and building bridges?
Honoring the dead
ActNow: The annual Simpson Shelter march and memorial for lost lives of the homeless
Mapping the world
SheSaid Tami Mohamed Brown: Borders as recognition that humanity is connected and responsible to one another
Turning fear into action
ThisIssue: Let's "play big" this election season
The power to change
ActNow: Abena Abraham: A Liberian immigrant becomes politically engaged
Roots of activism
LeaderVoice: Lt. Gov. Tina Smith: On inclusion, organization and optimism
Women's work
ThisIssue: Why we do what we do
Diversified workforce
ActNow: CLUES opens doors to a better future for Latinos and immigrants
My life's work, the work of a lifetime
SheSaid Shannon Drury: Heidi was my hero
Listening to and hearing stories
ThisIssue: It is in knowing each other's stories that we are more likely to see "others" as part of "us"
The gift of knowing
SheSaid Sondra Samuels on the need to teach the significant contributions and courage of Africans and African Americans
Mentors for young parents
ActNow: Family Wise offers program for strengthening families
Let's make history
ThisIssue: This is not the time to leave it to Hillary Clinton to go solo
ReadersWrite
Breathing air to see the sky
YourStory: Margaret McCray on staying calm in an anxious world
Whatsoever You Doo-Wop
YourStory: Robbie Mancina: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas
YourThoughts December 2016
YourThoughts: Readers write about the politics of the personal
YouSaid December 2016
YouSaid: Letters from Women's Press readers
Minnesota's future
OnYourMind: Trista Harris: Building on our diversity is in our hands
Books don't betray people
BookShelf: Angela McDowell: Beyond Judy Blume - empowering reads that encourage the literary imagination of Black women and girls
The American ideal
YourStory: Saciido Shaie: Let's live up to the dream
Rally for feminism
OnYourMind: Katherine Kulus: A 17-year-old imagines a world where men and women have equal opportunities
Global curiosity
OnYourMind: Gail Shore: Traveling with a passion to learn
A ghost story
YourStory: Mikki Morrissette: A bridge to the invisible
Celebrate!
YourStory: Ann Nelson on planning intentional events
The Nutcracker Fantasy journey
YourStory: Lise Houlton: A West Bank tradition since 1964 continues this holiday season
YourThoughts November 2016
YourThoughts: Readers write about the politics of the personal
YouSaid November 2016
YouSaid: Letters from Women's Press readers

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