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The Courage to Swim: Editor’s Letter and TOC

The oppressed struggle in language to recover ourselves, to reconcile, to reunite, to renew. Our words are not without meaning, they are an action, a resistance. Language is also a place of struggle. — bell hooks

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La Descolonización de los Idiomas Colonizados

I teach ancient recipes tied to both our Indigenous roots and colonial identities. Enseño las recetas antiguas vinculadas a nuestras raíces indígenas e identidades coloniales.

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Language Beyond Words

Dr. Anna Ruelle’s patients cannot tell her how they feel. That is part of the joy of being a veterinarian.

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How I Will Save My Tongue

I will stop kissing. Butts. People. Men infected with viruses invisible to the naked eye.

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2022 Buy Local Guide

Almost half of 2021’s new entrepreneurs were women, up from 28 percent in 2019.

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CALL: Talking About LGBTQ+ Health, Aging, and Rights

Frustration is why it is crucial to sometimes take a step back and consider the change that has happened.

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Shot of Influence

A group of ten women entrepreneurs are featured in the documentary “Shot of Influence,” produced by independent filmmaker Gabrielle Reece,

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Vote Run Lead Event: Preparing Women for Politics

“Democracy can only work if it accurately reflects the people it is supposed to represent,” says Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. “We must expand the electorate to change the electorate.”

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Sisterhood, Not Cisterhood

Coming out is a big change, and it’s natural to have questions. If you’re close enough to a person, you can usually feel out if a question is okay.

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Reading to Live: Dyslexia and Racial Disparities in Minnesota

Parents recognized that their children were displaying behavioral problems at school, but not at home. I realized there was a problem bigger than they even knew.

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Through the Ojibwe Language, Baabiitaw Boyd Understands Her World and Herself

Talking about the impact of learning Ojibwemowin, the importance of language revitalization and the role of language in grieving, and hopes for an expansive Ojibwemowin curriculum in Minnesota schools.

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Finding My Voice After Losing My Native Language

My father was just a child when he had to make the difficult decision to leave his dying mother in the jungle of Laos because she was too sick and weak to continue to run from communist forces. Learning my grandmother’s last words for the first time brought me grief and wisdom.