MN Writes Reads



Putting the Healthy Into Sexuality

Montoya-Barthelemy is passionate about helping communities find a holistic approach to sexual and reproductive health. As she puts it, “Sexual health is life force.”

  • 11/26/2019

Two-Spirit and Indigenous Fashion

A Conversation With Delina White (Leech Lake) In June 2019, Delina White’s clothing collection was featured in a Walker Art

  • 10/27/2019

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

Coming Out

I grew up in a conservative farming community in Minnesota. My sex education involved the gym/health teacher telling us, “You

  • 08/24/2019

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

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

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

Kim Bartmann: Blunt Visionary

As a kindergarten student in a diverse North Hollywood classroom in the 1960s, Kim Bartmann got the message that equality

  • 03/01/2019

Healing: Generational Trauma, The Chord Of Silence

TRIGGER WARNING: This is a story, among other things, about childhood sexual abuse My ancestry is a crazy quilt —

  • 02/01/2019

The Pretty or the Brave

The year I transitioned femme-ward, in 2014, they called me brave. Was it because I was so unapologetic? Or was

  • 01/01/2019