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Andrea Jenkins: Changing the Transgender Narrative

In November 2016, Minnesota elected the first openly transgender Black woman to public office in the United States. Andrea Jenkins

  • 09/23/2019
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Transforming Hearts (Including My Own)

Over the past 12 years, thousands of students have shared their hearts, brains, insecurities, stories, fears, and successes with me.

  • 07/01/2019
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50 Years Since Stonewall

As a young trans woman of color, I wasn’t aware of the Stonewall Riots until early adulthood. What I have

  • 06/01/2019
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Setting New Goals

Stuhr’s mom signed the permission slip, but they still had to sit down with the principal, football coaches, and the

  • 05/01/2019
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Shannon Gibney: Talking About Race

High school student and Minnesota Women’s Press contributor Alyssa Story interviewed Shannon Gibney, author of “Dream Country,” as part of our

  • 03/01/2019
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The Intersectional Life

Who am I? It might seem like a simple question, but we cannot pare down an entire person into a

  • 01/01/2019
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Michelle Rivero Identifies the Labels of Fear

In 2014, when the Obama Administration was detaining refugee women and children at the border, Michelle Rivero went to New

  • 01/01/2019
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Compassion Has No Borders

Jetsun Pema at the Tibetan community center  in St. Paul in November of the Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) school system for

  • 01/01/2019
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Merging Through Game

The latest product from local non-profit Green CardVoices is the “Story Stitch” card game, designed to facilitate guided storytelling that

  • 01/01/2019
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Meghan Kreidler: Dual Identity on Stage

Meghan Kreidler can shift into different categories easily. As a tall, multiracial actor, she often is cast as a strong,

  • 01/01/2019