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Identity

Minnesota Women’s Press 2024 Youth Resource Guide: Jobs and Activities

Our annual summer guide with at least 80 camps, internships, work opportunities, and scholarships

The Joshua Poems: Coping With a Child’s Suicide

We don’t move on. We live with him inside out. Day in. Day out. At night when we least want to. In public when it surprises us.

A Healing Journey With Lyrics

How do you explain cancer to your young children while fighting the hardest physical battle you have ever faced? 

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Sprouting From Roots Around Little Falls

Founded in 2012 by a league of women invested in collective economic and community development, Sprout connects growers and eaters. After the operation grew too big for one farm, a facility was built with commercial-level amenities to support family-level farmers.

Chard Your Yard: Bringing Gardening Home

Program recipients pay for the materials at cost, although subsidized beds are available for low-income households and people with disabilities.

The Human Chain

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

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.

In Finland, Minnesota, Community Is a Verb

This type of community attracts people who value it. Our job is to nurture that so it continues.

April 2022: In the News

LGBTQ+ rights, conversion therapy ban, MMIR director, documentary about women entrepreneurs

The Value of Slow Money and Regional Food Systems

Our American culture cultivates a belief that you want to make as much money as fast as possible.

Commentary: Regarding Ukraine

Reprinted with permission from Minnesota Prairie Roots I…

Why I Am Part of the Minneapolis Teacher’s Strike

Teachers have not had more than a 2 percent pay raise in the last 20 years

Phases of the Mom

My own mom frequently said she knew I was growing up when I stopped holding her hand and realized I had become a woman when I reached for her again.

Avivo Village: How to Create a Trauma-Informed Space

Our hope is that folks can use their skills to self-regulate in a way that allows them to be safe.

More Than a Ride

Volunteer drivers provide bridge to independence for elders