MN Writes Reads

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The Lion Dressed as the Elephant in the Room

It is difficult to normalize sexuality for those with disabilities when neither sexuality nor disability is normalized to begin with.

  • 09/25/2019
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Healthy Self, Healthy Planet

Nursing and Climate Change

  • 09/25/2019
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Motivational Reads

“Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good,” by adrienne maree brown How do we make social justice a pleasurable path

  • 09/25/2019
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What I Learned About Restoration

“Restorative justice,” the social worker said, “allows those who commit crimes to meet with the victims to talk about what happened and how to repair the harm.”

  • 09/23/2019
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Andrea Jenkins: Changing the Transgender Narrative

In November 2016, Minnesota elected the first openly transgender Black woman to public office in the United States. Andrea Jenkins

  • 09/23/2019
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Favorite Reads

submitted by Minnesota Women’s Press Under 30 team “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life” by Samantha IrbyWhen I came

  • 08/24/2019
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Appropriation

Last fall, I spent an evening sitting around a large wooden table laden with branches, dried flowers, lit candles, and

  • 08/24/2019
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Final Rest in Green

Historically, people buried their loved ones with the intent of preserving their bodies.Embalmed with formaldehyde, secured in a chemically treated

  • 08/24/2019
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My Path as an Abortion Rights Activist

For more than 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota — aka the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League — has

  • 08/24/2019
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Coming Out

I grew up in a conservative farming community in Minnesota. My sex education involved the gym/health teacher telling us, “You

  • 08/24/2019