Spirituality/Nature

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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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The Human Chain

There was no cell service. I knew I had to move fast.

  • 03/28/2022
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Who Controls Your Stomach?

I think this was his way to tell me that in my life, there were people who would try to control my stomach, my Black body. I have been taught that we, as Black people, reflect and realize what destiny is and how people in power can never take that away.

  • 03/28/2022
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Communities Without Borders

Eventually, I began to imagine what could happen if the 650,000 sisters across the world had resources to address root causes of poverty. Sisters are already in place, living and working in areas of greatest need.

  • 02/28/2022
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Elder to Ancestor

My internalized oppressions shamed and screamed, “You did not do enough! Do something! Do more!”

  • 11/30/2021
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The Stone Tomahawk

Excerpted from “The Stone Tomahawk” in Linda LeGarde Grover, “Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong” from the University of Minnesota Press, October 2021.

  • 10/27/2021
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Preserving Land to Protect Water

As conservationists like to say, we are “moving the needle.”

  • 10/27/2021
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Healing Through Creation

The women in the paintings do not shy away from telling the story of their injuries, but they are not defined by them.

  • 09/24/2021
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On Being Timeless

I believe the only way to harness time is by linking ourselves to something eternal.

  • 08/24/2021
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Protecting Habitat of All People

The first time Karlyn Eckman (who uses any pronouns) was featured in Minnesota Women’s Press, in 2007, they were working

  • 08/18/2021
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Betsy Damon: Defender of Water

“Everyone is still embedded in the false idea that they will always have access to lots of water.”

  • 08/04/2021
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Gayla Marty: Suggested Environmental Books

Last in our series of “Where Are They Now?” vignettes about environmentalists in Minnesota

  • 07/20/2021