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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.

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.
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. 

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Publisher’s Commentary 1: Nurturing Healthy Collaboration in a Community Economy

The Community Economy is “a space of decision making where we recognize and negotiate our interdependence with other humans, other species, and our environment. In the process of recognizing and negotiating, we become a community.” 

Commentary: Why We Need Volunteers to Work on Behalf of Our Most Vulnerable Children

“I could never do what you’re doing.” Over the…

Expressing Ourselves Throughout History

Exploring, nurturing, and truly feeling gender is not something reserved for queer people, or for young people.

Crystalized View: Worthington’s Need for a Unifying Space

I was witness to stories of inequality, pain, trauma, and disconnection, while marveling at the collective power of what could be: why they stay, and the future they envision for their children and grandchildren. 

Tapestry: Where Does the Land Remember?

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"Where does the land hold traumatic memories in Minnesota (personally…

The Magical Root

That’s what it used to be like in our very tiny, rural Minnesota town where everyone knew each other, they knew what you liked to drink, and they most likely knew a lot of your secrets too.

Feeding Souls for True Community Safety

I literally sobbed at the beauty, hope, and possibility I felt in this stretch of land that has held such loss.

Commentary: Our Work to Decriminalize Sex Work in Minneapolis

I developed a personal passion for ending the criminalization of all sex workers as a step towards honoring the humanity of all people who have been impacted by the sex trade. 

My Second Life on the Water

Guiding fundamentally changed how I view, interact with, and share our rivers and natural spaces with others.

Does Minnesota Value Women’s Work? What the Data Shows

"Like roads and bridges, care work is super important for a productive economy."

Prison Work

There is an untapped incarcerated work force that can be held accountable and trained; they will be proud, dedicated employees, if given the opportunity.

A Movement Rooted in Rural and Working-Class Values

These are the values I was raised with.