Minnesota Mothers Testify to U.N. Delegation About Losing Their Children to Police Violence

This ongoing series of testimonials shares the stories of pain direct from mothers of Black sons killed by police

On Morals and Mortality: A Commentary From the Publisher

Our safety net is to work in a system of production within community.

Hmong Minnesotan Efforts to Liberate Us From Violence

“[W]hether it is the police or the men in our community, it’s the same kind of violence. It is patriarchal violence.” 

Breaking the Cycles that Lead to Violence

"We’re seeing a resurgence of interest in restorative justice, because it resonates, I think, at the core with so many of us."

Navigating at Home

As I grow older, I find myself less driven by adrenaline, pride, or passion to change the world. I am more energized by the simple gatherings in my own community.

The Fight for Free Menstrual Products at School

To us, it was unfair that the school provided non-menstruators with the hygiene products they needed (toilet paper, soap, and paper towels) while every month, we were forced to scavenge.
Alma Silver

Reimagining “Self-Advocacy” as a Disabled Woman

Asking for help was the hardest and most cathartic self-advocacy I have ever accomplished.

Celebrating the Advocacy and Principals of Honor the Earth

"Water and women are one and the same. They deserve our love and protection.”

Setting Up Gender-Based Violence Issues and Solutions

Economic abuse, rape, criminalization of victims, gun-related homicides, and why the village needs to be part of the solutions

Talking to Boys About Masculinity: A Conversation With Felix Martinez-Paz

We are tired because we’re carrying this backpack every day, heavy with expectations and stereotypes.

Deep Dive: Roots of Violence

What does the survivor need to feel safe again? What do accountability, justice, and healing mean to them?

Welcoming Ukrainian Families

Since October 2021, Minnesota has welcomed 695 new people…