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  • Our Catholic-Atheist-Jewish Family
    "As a married couple with two daughters, we discussed what role religion and faith would have in their lives. We decided to not determine their religion, but would both be responsible for teaching them about our faith traditions."
  • Magic in the Water
    "I happened to observe an occupational therapist working with children on the autism spectrum in the water. She told me parents could not find swimming classes for their children’s learning needs."
  • Art of Living: Weaving Without Pattern
    This kind of weaving is difficult for people who want to be very structured, but sometimes it’s nice to say, “I don’t have to follow a pattern. It’s coming from my heart.” 
  • BookShelf: Understanding Implicit Bias
    Women and people of color are disproportionately impacted by the often severe real-life consequences of implicit bias in employment, education, housing, health care, and policing. 
  • Reducing Stigma Doesn’t Fund Mental Health
    "It’s time to embrace the idea that we as individuals are not necessarily sick — it is adapting to what our society is that makes us ill."
  • Act Now: Can We Create a New System?
    "Even before #MeToo, our multiple shared experiences had long established the prevalence and personal pain of these crimes, but now those coming forward uncovered an epidemic and opened our eyes to the systemic structures that support predators."
  • Seeking Diversity in Environmental Activism
    How reflective are Minnesota’s environmental groups of the diversity of communities — their needs, their voices?
  • How Iceland Reminded Us How We Intersect
    I begin with the story of Iceland because I love how its women were able to remind everyone, on one pivotal day, how we intersect as a society.
  • Ism Schism: I Am a Tapestry
    "How do we do this without feeling like we’re ticking off a series of checkboxes, especially when it comes to our own identities?"
  • In the following pages, we go deeper with two of the issues that are impacting the health of community: affordable housing and mental health. We look at how those threads are snagged, and hear from women who are part of the solutions.
  • Snag #1: Wages & Housing Prices
    In Minnesota, between 2000 and 2015, the median renter's wage decreased by 11 percent while the gross rent went up by 9 percent.
  • Snag #2: Non-Affordable Housing
    Even “affordable housing” costs tend to have a disproportionate impact on many Minnesota residents, especially women and seniors.
  • Snag #3 - Housing & Safety
    "We see that housing stability is one of the top reasons women stay in abusive relationships, because they have nowhere else to go.”
  • Housing Needs Statewide
    “[Society needs to] change the idea of housing as a privilege and not a right, because no one in society can be a productive member without housing." — Antisar Vickers, who fought against foreclosures in North Minneapolis
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