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The Power of Storytelling: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“The songs, the dances, the culture and traditions surrounding planting and harvests; the prayers that are sent upward for healing and peace; and the welcoming of children into our families, are all reasons for us to keep moving forward with optimism.” —Deb Haaland, U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Legacy Story: A Newspaper in Which We See Ourselves (1985)

The first issue of Minnesota Women's Press.

Being With Plants: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.” — Wangari Maathai, Kenyan political, social, and environmental activist

Publisher’s Commentary 3: Welcome to the Year of Healthy Collaboration

Artists, scientists, and spiritual philosophers remind us that our world does not consist of independent entities, but intertwined branches, continuously evolving in new directions through interaction.

Living the Creative Life: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“When I refer to ‘creative living,’ I am speaking more broadly. I’m talking about living a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear.” — Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

Resiliency, Energy, and Hope in 2023: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“No matter what you do you are part of history. If you buy an orange or ride in a car or decide to have a baby, you are making history. Don’t tell yourself that it is not up to you to write the true history. Who is to write it if not you? You live it. You make it. You write it.” — Meridel Le Sueur

Problems Into Action: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“If the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” — Madeleine L’Engle

Land Remembers: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“I was struck by how our understanding of the place we live is shaped as much by what we do know about its history as what we don’t know."

Building a Badass Base: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: We must be together; our masters are joined together and we must do the same thing.” — Mother Jones, Irish-American union activist

What’s in a River: Editor’s Letter and TOC

"All water has a perfect memory." – Toni Morrison

What Is Melanated Main Street: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“We cannot have a healed society, we cannot have change, we cannot have justice, if we do not reclaim and repair the human spirit.” — Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Post-Dobbs: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“A patient said to me, ‘You’ve given me my future back.’ When somebody says that to you, how do you not keep going?” — Tammi Kromenaker, clinic director at Red River Women’s Clinic in Moorhead