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.

The People Who Help Us Bloom

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

Expressing Ourselves Throughout History

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


Healing the prisoners

Deanna Germain wrote about her experiences as a nurse at Abu Ghraib in Iraq

Growing great kids

"When my son exhibited feminist attitudes, my mother said he was going to make some lucky woman a wonderful husband. When my daughter stood up for herself, my mother said she'd never find a man who'd put up with her."

The co$t of caring

Beyond stress and emotions, women's paychecks and pensions can take a hit when they choose to care for elderly parents

Secret mothers

Pregnant and unwed pre-Roe v. Wade, many were forced to hide their pregnancies and surrender their babies

Fertility stress

All too many couples struggle to conceive

Adventurous entrepreneur

Luisa Fuentes-Tuel is an immigrant, mother and businesswoman who’s proud of her Peruvian roots

Giving back, getting back

Minnesota women volunteers act on their passions

Indomitable Spirit

H.Lou Tofte's triumphed over unspeakable tragedies. It will take more than retirement to slow her down.

History, herstory, whose story?

What today’s girls are learning in school – and books we think they should be reading

Dark night of the soul

Linda MacRunnels faced more than her own mortality when she fought breast cancer

Transgendered among us

The struggle for acceptance challenges mainstream ideas of gender, identity and even feminism