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

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

Healthy Sexuality

At the age of 14, I volunteered as a swim instructor through adaptive recreation for the St. Paul Parks and

  • 05/01/2019
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Healing Sexual Violence With Body Movement

I come from a long line of shotgun weddings. My maternal grandma fell for my delinquent and scrappy grandpa and found

  • 02/01/2019

The Pretty or the Brave

The year I transitioned femme-ward, in 2014, they called me brave. Was it because I was so unapologetic? Or was

  • 01/01/2019


I was given the identity “male” before I knew what it meant — before I was able to resist the label.

  • 01/01/2019

Changing My Religion

For many years I have been a part of a Unitarian Universalist church community deeply devoted to social justice and radical inclusion. Friendships made

  • 12/01/2018

Taking the Taboo Out of My Chronic Pain

I am a 23-year-old dancer, singer, cook, and reader. I have a feisty and loveable orange cat named Olly. I adore sushi, candles,

  • 09/01/2018

WeARE The Clinic

There was a time when opening an independent family planning clinic seemed like a lofty goal for a small group

  • 12/01/2017

Womanhood Is Not Defined By A Uterus: Debunking Myths About Hysterectomy

(NAPSI)—Who you are today has less to do with your anatomy than it did when previous generations insisted on defining

  • 09/01/2017