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Perspectives

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.

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Maggie Thompson’s Sharing Honors and Burdens Installation Celebrates the Lives We Lead After Grief

"Beadwork gets you into this really mellow state, and it’s easier to share."

A Conversation With Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan: What We Can Celebrate Around the State

Many of us have been working on these issues for two decades, and we are now seeing the fruit of that organizing.

Legacy Story: Environmental Warriors (2002)

“If I don’t take a stand against coal burning in my neighborhood, then I am tacitly giving the polluting corporations my permission to continue."

COMMENTARY: Additional Work to Be Done in Bodily Autonomy

I’m thankful that I have hospice as an option at the end of my life, and I will use it for the maximum comfort I can attain. But in the end, I want the option to die gently in my sleep, surrounded by my loved ones.

How LGBTQ+ Rights, ERA, and Congregations Are Collaborating in a Minnesota Network

A trans refuge network is in process in Minnesota to help people move to safety, involving trauma-informed teammates. 

The Peace of Death on Your Own Terms: Celebrating My Brother’s Story

He and his spouse Shelley invited all of us and our spouses to celebrate Doug’s life with them. In that last week, we played and listened to music, told stories, and looked at old photographs.

Minnesota Women Step Into U.S. Congressional Campaigns at Women Winning Event

"I could be the first Congresswoman in that district to represent Minnesota."

Legacy Story: Farm Women Show Their Strengths as Crisis in Agriculture Deepens (1986)

Another strength women bring to the farm crisis is their ability to grieve.
Shea Holt photo taken by Sarah Whiting at the 2023 Minnesota Women's Press event

How Youth Violence Happens:  A Conversation With Shea Holt 

A bruise I can feel today, tomorrow, maybe the next day. But the things that are harder to heal from are unseen. 

Being With Plants: Editor’s Letter and TOC

“Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.” — Wangari Maathai, Kenyan political, social, and environmental activist