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Reporting Sexual Assault in a Way That Honors and Protects Survivors

I witnessed firsthand how reporting can undermine and further traumatize victims of sexual assault.

  • 02/11/2021
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Finding Wholeness in Fragments, Again

During the pandemic I began seeing even more potential in fragments, particularly as they reflect the innately feminist act of finding the whole in the part.

  • 01/21/2021
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Casa de Esperanza: Reducing Gender-Based Violence

We want our families to stay together — we just want the domestic violence to go away. Currently the system makes us choose between one or the other.

  • 01/21/2021
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Saving Each Other

Sometimes it is much easier to be outraged by someone else’s victimhood than your own.

  • 10/25/2020
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The Gender Lens on COVID-19

One of the stories we are following in this COVID-19 world is how women and children are finding safety in homes when sheltering in place includes domestic abuse.

  • 04/25/2020
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Dancing My Body’s Truths

I am still the process of discovering what love looks like for me. As a woman, I was told what love was supposed to look and feel like, without any input from my own spirit and body.

  • 04/24/2020
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Tending to the Garden

I worked my way from a too-young, abusive marriage to college as a single mom, then focused feverishly on my

  • 01/26/2020
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Tapping Into Human Potential

It’s all socially constructed, so you have equal amounts of compassion for the person who’s being battered and the person who’s battering. You’ll never end oppression with oppression.

  • 11/26/2019
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Broken System

The Crisis of Elder Abuse in Minnesota Elder abuse complaints to the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Health Facility

  • 04/01/2019
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A Compendium of Voices: Abuse, Assault, Advocacy

TRIGGER WARNING: stories of abuse and assault Teresa Vining: From Abuse to Advocacy  Eleven was the turning point in my

  • 02/01/2019
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A Cycle That Works Against Women

Substance use is often an attempt to escape trauma — especially for women. The path to recovering from an addiction

  • 02/01/2019
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Sexual Harassment at the Capitol

About 18 years ago, Pat Helmberger was forced out of the workplace she loved: the Minnesota State Capitol, where she’d worked

  • 02/01/2018