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Shoutout to Minneapolis’ Behavioral Crisis Response Team

Within 30 minutes, two calm, purposeful female Behavioral Crisis Response members arrived at the front gate.

Commentary: What I Learned From the Birth Control Debate

As we reawaken to the control issues related to women’s bodies again… a reflection on the tension between two competing purposes. “One is social control — ensuring that people conform to social norms, standards and ideologies by providing services that control those who are deemed unworthy or deviant.”

Why the World Doesn’t Deserve Black Children: The Peculiar Birthing Rights of Black Women

It was her words “how dare you” that made me sit with my ideas about reproductive rights.

Birthing With Your Full Self

A Conversation with J’Mag Karbeah, Health Equity Researcher

Birth and Bodily Autonomy: Editor’s Letter and TOC

The is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives. — Audre Lorde

My Path to the Polish-Ukrainian Border

Our gratitude to Bernadine Joselyn for sharing her 6,800-word essay with us about her recent experiences in Poland with Ukrainian refugees. This is an excerpt.

CALL: Shannon Gibney on telling your story and special education

The Minnesota Senate districts that need to be convinced to fund state-mandated special education.

Commentary: The V Spot

Replacing trauma, ghosts, gossip, and the politics of toxic masculinity with a warmer space of Vision and Values.

The Ethics of Community Care: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“Imagination shared creates collaboration, and collaboration creates community, and community inspires social change.” — Terry Tempest Williams

In Finland, Minnesota, Community Is a Verb

This type of community attracts people who value it. Our job is to nurture that so it continues.

April 2022: In the News

LGBTQ+ rights, conversion therapy ban, MMIR director, documentary about women entrepreneurs

NEWS: The Reasons We Have a Minnesota State Budget Surplus

Perspectives from Reps. Melissa Hortman (Brooklyn Park) and Julie Sandstede (Hibbing)