Identity

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La Descolonización de los Idiomas Colonizados

I teach ancient recipes tied to both our Indigenous roots and colonial identities. Enseño las recetas antiguas vinculadas a nuestras raíces indígenas e identidades coloniales.

  • 06/25/2022
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Vote Run Lead Event: Preparing Women for Politics

“Democracy can only work if it accurately reflects the people it is supposed to represent,” says Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. “We must expand the electorate to change the electorate.”

  • 06/25/2022
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Finding My Voice After Losing My Native Language

My father was just a child when he had to make the difficult decision to leave his dying mother in the jungle of Laos because she was too sick and weak to continue to run from communist forces. Learning my grandmother’s last words for the first time brought me grief and wisdom.

  • 06/25/2022
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“Many People Who Do Bad Things Are Not Bad People”

Bit by bit, I shared more of my truth, however ugly, each time I returned.

  • 05/28/2022
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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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Faith & Fight: Barbara Satin Spent Decades Advocating for Trans Inclusion in Church Communities

As a devout Catholic who spent time in the seminary in her late teens, Satin says she knew that there was little room for women in leadership in the Catholic church and absolutely no acceptance of a transgender person.

  • 05/28/2022
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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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Birthing With Your Full Self

A Conversation with J’Mag Karbeah, Health Equity Researcher

  • 04/28/2022
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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.

  • 03/28/2022
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Collective Effort: Resettling Afghan Refugees in Minnesota

There are dozens of people statewide who are working together in weekly calls to create systems that welcome and support

  • 12/08/2021
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Georgia Fort: Holding Media Accountable

“It is about examining the media industry and saying, ‘How can we be better collectively? How can we stop being an industry that causes further harm to marginalized and oppressed communities?’”

  • 11/30/2021