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Ages/Stages

Vignettes From a Badass Life

Or, the Foundations of Trying to Live Without Fear

COMMENTARY: Additional Work to Be Done in Bodily Autonomy

I’m thankful that I have hospice as an option at the end of my life, and I will use it for the maximum comfort I can attain. But in the end, I want the option to die gently in my sleep, surrounded by my loved ones.

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The Peace of Death on Your Own Terms: Celebrating My Brother’s Story

He and his spouse Shelley invited all of us and our spouses to celebrate Doug’s life with them. In that last week, we played and listened to music, told stories, and looked at old photographs.

Deep Dive: Public Testimony About Dying With Dignity Legislation

The End-of-Life Options Act, which would make it legal for terminally ill, mentally capable adults to be prescribed and take a medication to end their life, is poised for another attempt to pass in Minnesota this year. A five-hour pre-legislative session committee meeting was held January 25, with 75 people giving testimony for or against the measure.

Then and Now: The Business of Women, circa 1982

When I landed my first professional job after college, back…

Legacy Story: When It Comes to Child Care, You Haven’t Come Very Far, Baby (1998)

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What we end up with is a system that is underfunded, has a high staff turnover, and is harmful to kids. 

The People Who Help Us Bloom

The nice thing about this holiday project is that we make the rules.

The Audacity to Be Asian in Rural America

Most people I knew in my hometown could not grasp why I cared so much about six Asian women murdered in America.

Expressing Ourselves Throughout History

Exploring, nurturing, and truly feeling gender is not something reserved for queer people, or for young people.
Mary Moriarty

Talking to Mary Moriarty About Juvenile Justice Reform

As the new Hennepin County Attorney, Mary Moriarty…

On Morality, Transformation, and Vulnerability: A Talk by the Publisher

Historical perspectives about transformative justice, philosophy about human evolution, and stories from the Changemakers Alliance visits to statewide communities for the "Hometown Values & Vision" series.

Anisa Hagi-Mohamed’s Affirmations

I feel like colonialism, war, and trauma have changed our language and mindsets. It doesn’t feel right. We come from such an abundant culture.

A Touch of Klass

If I can help even one child silence that negative voice of limitation, this initiative will be worth it.