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Perspective

Legacy Story: Looking Back on the Struggle (1989)

"The only haven I had was the hospital. In those days, hospitals were a safe place to be — or so we thought.”

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.

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A Healing Journey With Lyrics (updated with music festival images)

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

Suicide Has Become an Epidemic in Rural Minnesota — How Can We Prevent Further Loss?

"I’ve heard more people telling me somebody they knew died from suicide in the last six months than I ever have in my whole life put together."

Legacy Story: African American Moms: Community Must Invest in Youth (1998)

“We bought these children into the world. We feel their pain and share it with them.”

A Conversation About Black Women’s Mental Health and Academia

In my mind, it was simply "let me get through it."

“Outdoor Learning Is Going to Save the World”: The Prevalence of Nature-Based Education in Minnesota

Minnesota is home to the third-highest number of nature-based preschools in the U.S.

Tapestry: Mental Well-Being Is…

It’s individuality without conformity. It’s uniqueness without isolation.

Book Excerpt: “Impermanence: Life and Loss on Superior’s South Shore”

In my sixties, I am all too acutely aware of how transient our pleasures are.

What Is Mental Health?: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“Self-love cannot flourish in isolation.” —bell hooks

Legacy Story: An Oral History of Minnesota Women’s Press (1999)

We are trying to tell stories about women’s lives.

The Power of Storytelling: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“The songs, the dances, the culture and traditions surrounding planting and harvests; the prayers that are sent upward for healing and peace; and the welcoming of children into our families, are all reasons for us to keep moving forward with optimism.” —Deb Haaland, U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Legacy Story: A Newspaper in Which We See Ourselves (1985)

The first issue of Minnesota Women's Press.