MN Writes Reads



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

Healthy Self, Healthy Planet

Nursing and Climate Change

  • 09/25/2019

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

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

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

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


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

  • 08/24/2019

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

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

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