BookShelf: About the Road to Title IX, and Jesse Diggins

"We were told for generations that the reason that girls and women didn't play sports is because it was preordained, biologically, physiologically."

Edit Letter & TOC: Driven to Make Our Own Spaces

The stories that emerged as we began to pull ideas together for this issue, however, paint a picture of the ways that women are incorporating movement, fitness, and team camaraderie into their day-to-day lives.

Kate DiCamillo’s Writing Life Is Fueled by Walking

Far from a solitary and sedate life, she indicates, writing requires movement of the body, heart, and mind.

Why Sports Matter to Me

Belly dancing is great exercise. I may have fatigue — I am 80 years old — but I keep dancing.

Grace & Grit: A Dance Compilation by Georgia Finnegan

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LEGACY: Darlene Jackson is the “Woman Who Helps”

She is currently preparing to lead a sensitivity training to teach law enforcement officers about Native American practices. “One of the hardest things to do is to walk across the room and to shake that person’s hand who doesn’t like you because you’re Indian,” Jackson said.

Deep Dive: “Let’s Talk About Black Women and Mental Health”

"Unless we start to imagine what we want, we will continue to live out the nightmare that someone else imagined for us. I think of all the brilliance in this room, and all the brilliance next to me, and the way that folks are reimagining what could be.”

What Are Hometown Values?

The people we talked with for this issue are strong examples of neighbors living out values in communion with others.

I’ve Arrived

"I’ve arrived in rural Minnesota — a small town where the Dairy Queen is the threshold guardian along Highway 75."

Prose: Reflecting From Time

Someday an old woman will tell a tale of this time. She will have white hair, thin skin, fragile ankles. Will be a master of revision, and offer the story. Not this version, but the rewritten one.

Challenges and Joys in Northfield

"Everyone on the leadership board is under the age of 21; some are as young as 12. It is a phenomenal model. I’ve never been a part of something like this before."

Communities Grapple With Abusive Partners Who Also Are Parents

We talked with Melissa Scaia, a long-time advocate for survivors of gender-based violence, about the dynamics in families with an abusive parent, and what can and cannot be done to change experiences.