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Perspectives

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

Farming Resilience

Farmer-led organizations, such as the National Farmers Union within the World Farmers Organization, have pushed to have our perspectives heard and included in these discussions about climate crisis solutions.

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The political is personal

Juliana Hu Pegues' political involvement and cultural identity have informed her work from the beginning

Leading with her heart

"I wanted women ... to have the resources and support to move out of those violent relationships and understand, most importantly, that what is happening to them isn't a result of what they are doing ... that they didn't bring it on themselves."

Hmong family memoir

Kao Kalia Yang writes down her story "My impatient heart…

2007 Changemaker: Nancy Scheibe

Gathering women's wisdom while paddling the Mississippi

2007 Changemaker: TADA!

Teens Against Dating Abuse spread the message about dating abuse to ‘tween girls

2007 Changemaker: Lauretta Dawolo

The KFAI Youth News Initiative brought 10 girls of color into the studio to produce their own stories.

2007 Changemaker: Sheila Wellstone Institute

The most important thing you can do is to make sure legislators and candidates will support sexual assault funding.

2007 Changemaker: Pakou Hang

"We will never win if we don't run. We have to try."

Is women’s studies still relevant?

Founded in the late '60s, the academic discipline of women's studies has now expanded to include gender and sexuality studies as well as racism, environmental equity and peace studies. With all these changes ... is women's studies still relevant?

Accidental American

"I didn't know what asylum meant, but I felt it had to be better than war."

Hip on hemp: Kristin Davis

Kristin Davis is the "hemp queen" using hemp and recycled fabric in her clothing business

Small towns, BIG opportunities

Women-owned businesses are flourishing in Ely and Owatonna