Commentary

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Label Cans, Not People

Why can’t we reward and celebrate the people who seek help?

  • 05/28/2022
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Person-Centered Care and the Value of Peer Support

Our role is not to “fix what is wrong.”

  • 05/28/2022
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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.

  • 05/20/2022
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VIEW: The Hopeful Messengers About Climate Change

While there is plenty of bad news out there about climate change, Bill McKibben — who founded 350.org — published

  • 05/17/2022
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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.”

  • 05/04/2022
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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.

  • 04/28/2022
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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.

  • 04/23/2022
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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.

  • 04/18/2022
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Commentary: The V Spot

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

  • 03/31/2022
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Why I Am Part of the Minneapolis Teacher’s Strike

Teachers have not had more than a 2 percent pay raise in the last 20 years

  • 03/10/2022
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Why I Practice Ethical Non-Monogamy

I felt so much guilt and shame while going through this typical development stage. I was naturally a seeker. My culture, my faith, and my generation felt very limited.

  • 02/28/2022
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Separation & Impermanence

If I did not want to lose my passion for change — a casualty of my drive and intensity — I had to find another path.

  • 02/28/2022