From Soil to Stars: A Conversation with Erin Sharkey

I wanted to stretch the boundaries of what nature writing was.

Values & Vision: Collective Action Against Aggression

It is time, she writes, to become our own protection system to thwart aggressors.

For January 5 Event: Book Excerpts of “The Bonobo Sisterhood”

Join us January 5 for a discussion of the concept for addressing gender-based violence outlined in "The Bonobo Sisterhood"

Why Learning Anatomy Matters

How we talk about bodies matters.

BookShelf: Getting Smarter About Public Safety

Since mass incarceration, mass surveillance, and mass policing clearly have not ended murder, assault, or rape, the authors write, isn’t it time to think of better ideas?

Values & Vision: “Take What You Need”

Thanks to underwriting from University of Minnesota Press, the third in our series of Values & Vision discussions will feature “Take What You Need: Life Lessons After Losing Everything,” by Jen Crow (Broadleaf Books), to be held online August 25, 7pm.

BookShelf: “When Women Were Dragons”

Invitation to readers: If you were alive in 1955, share what different direction you might have taken with your life had the opportunity been there — or what you did do that was considered nontraditional. Send to editor@womenspress.com.

Imagine the Year 2060

People emerged from their homes with shocked, confused stares, like deer emerging from forest wildfire.

Sisterhood, Not Cisterhood

Coming out is a big change, and it’s natural to have questions. If you’re close enough to a person, you can usually feel out if a question is okay.

De-stigmatizing Substance Use Disorders

We often do not treat people who are seeking help for a drug addiction with empathy. We treat them with judgment and scorn.

Poem: “Our Mothers”

Do you ever wonder about the mother of Moses?

My 12,000-Mile Bike Trip

Gusts were so strong we expended energy just to keep the bikes upright. Dust swirled, filling our lungs.