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Trauma/Healing

Sue Aberholden

UPDATED 3-19: Top Issues to Reform Minnesota’s Mental Health System

The goal is not to build the police departments to be able to handle mental health crisis. The goal is to build our mental health system.

Deep Dive: How Legislators and Law Enforcement Are Divided on Using Force on Students

The contentious debate in the legislature continues about whether chokeholds can be used on students. This represents recent discussion by a variety of voices, from law enforcement to students to pediatric health specialists.
Shea Holt photo taken by Sarah Whiting at the 2023 Minnesota Women's Press event

How Youth Violence Happens:  A Conversation With Shea Holt 

A bruise I can feel today, tomorrow, maybe the next day. But the things that are harder to heal from are unseen. 

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2009 Changemaker: Bukola Oriola

"There is help out there and all they need to do is to make a phone call to be free from slavery and torture."

Shelter from the storm

"It's safer to have shelters visible. Personally, I believe that because a shelter is a visible part of a community, a battered woman is more likely to know where she can go."

Suzanne Koepplinger

"We can't move forward until we have more than anecdotal information. We've got to have the data."

Leading with her heart

"I wanted women ... to have the resources and support to move out of those violent relationships and understand, most importantly, that what is happening to them isn't a result of what they are doing ... that they didn't bring it on themselves."

Into the light

Women, recovery and spirituality Photography by Sarah Whiting. "Quitting…

Coming home

Minnesota female veterans face unique challenges Chante Wolf…

2007 Changemaker: TADA!

Teens Against Dating Abuse spread the message about dating abuse to ‘tween girls

2007 Changemaker: Vednita Carter & Breaking Free

Working with police to hold johns accountable

2007 Changemaker: Sheila Wellstone Institute

The most important thing you can do is to make sure legislators and candidates will support sexual assault funding.

Accidental American

"I didn't know what asylum meant, but I felt it had to be better than war."

The constant gardener

Mimi Hottinger has come to terms with the abuse that shattered her childhood

Indomitable Spirit

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