Identity

Ellie Krug 2022

VIEW: A Relentless Pulse

I will soon turn 66. I had thought that by this age, I would mostly be doing the two things

  • 11/29/2022
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2022 Changemaker Seraphia Gravelle (Aguallo): Racial Justice on the Iron Range

Seraphia Gravelle (Aguallo) was 17 years old when she moved to Minnesota’s Iron Range from Texas to be close to

  • 11/29/2022
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2022 Changemaker Somali Sisters Network: Culture Shifters

The events of 2020, from the outbreak of the pandemic to the uprising after the murder of George Floyd, sparked

  • 11/29/2022
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Jessica Phoenix Sylvia Reclaims Herself After Men’s Prison

I am not even allowed to have pepper spray. I am a trans woman, so I already feel vulnerable, and now I cannot defend myself.

  • 08/25/2022
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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