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Harmonies and heroes
GREAT documentary [on PBS] regarding the women's movement! [ThisIssue column, MWP, April 2013] "MAKERS: Women Who Made America" is must watch for younger women AND men who need a quick history recap. It also acts as a call to action for all of us to keep standing up for women's/human issues yet to be resolved.
Maureen Heinen, Shoreview

Voice exploration
I am a student of Vicky Mountain's and decided to take voice lessons because I really wanted help in finding my voice. Singing is such a great way to express yourself. Thanks so much for the inspiration, Vicky! [LeaderVoice column, MWP, April 2013]
Betsy Nelson, Minneapolis

'Sistah Solo'
Any show this Sista' has curated never ceases to inspire and cultivate an appreciation for innovative and collaborative art. [WordsAndPictures Feature, Maia Maiden, MWP, April 2013]
Sherine Onukwuwe, St. Paul

What women want
What women want is a legislature at the state and federal level that works, that thoughtfully considers the issues of the people, the land and water, and the common good, and that agrees to be human, put electability aside, and act in a spirit of kindness and compromise.

Women want our grandchildren to be free from the human guilt of global climate change. We want a true understanding that our nation is taking this issue very seriously and that we are now advancing policy incentives and renewable energy business ideas that will flatten the curve of temperature change and give us hope. To witness steadily rising temperatures without a clear plan to alleviate this is a crazy-making venture for any who are deep thinkers. Men and women will surely work together toward the full cultural shift that must soon happen.

Finally, what women want is women in leadership who can freely act from their female point of view, from a roundtable way of decision-making, from a belief in the goodness of young people and with an understanding of the fragility of the environment.
Beth E. Waterhouse, Excelsior

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