‘Our hip, cool nun’

It would be 57 years before Sister Justina found out her birth name and learned why her mother abandoned her in a basket outside an orphanage.

Stretched to the max

“I encourage my clients to have open conversations about money and its place in relationships and life. It is healthy for us to be involved in the creation of a budget, spending and savings plan.”

Incidentally Single, Intentionally Mothers

Women are increasingly choosing to become parents without partners. Who are they, why are they choosing single motherhood, and what do they have to say about it?

Community grocer

“I was a bra-burning feminist in the ’60s, but I’ve learned that’s not an effective way to get things done.”

Consciously dying

Completing the circle: Minnesota women who want to change how we die are at the forefront of the Conscious Dying movement

Soul sister

“It is deeply reassuring that dying can be so beautiful-not to be feared. My fear of dying evaporated while I was with Diane when she died.”

Worship the earth

80 Minnesota congregations pledge their commitment to the environment

Native women lead

The women who lead Minnesota’s American Indian tribes are part of the ancient custom of female leadership in the Native Nations.

What did the Capitol do for women this year?

“Since women make up nearly three-quarters of the low-wage labor force, they were disproportionately affected by the governor’s veto of the minimum wage increase. … A single parent with one child would have to work more than 100 hours a week at minimum wage in order to meet basic needs.” – Kris Jacobs, JOBS NOW Coalition

The political is personal

Juliana Hu Pegues’ political involvement and cultural identity have informed her work from the beginning

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.”

Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer: Young survivors of an “older women’s disease”