UPDATED: 153 Badass Members & Donors!

In 2022 we launched an experiment, creating the Changemakers Alliance (CALL) to go deeper on storytelling about long-simmering issues. The CALL Chronicles newsletter quickly grew to more than 1,000 subscribers.

On September 1, we launched the Badass Membership Community, to help us grow statewide faster, listed here by virtue of past and present pledges. We also publicly thank the Boosters who randomly gave in 2023 when we asked. [We update this list the first week of each month. If you have questions, or prefer to be anonymous, contact Fariba@womenspress.com]

As “Media That Makes a Difference,” in healthy collaboration with powerful, everyday Minnesotans, we look forward to sharing stories we are developing in the coming months because of this ongoing support.

Our goal is 250 Badass members by years-end, which will lead to a great in-person and live-streaming event of members on April 13, 2023.

We are more than halfway there! See details at womenspress.com/be-a-badass

ACTIVE Members (starts at $5/mo or $60/yr)

membership supports our comp CALL newsletter ads for under-resourced, mission-aligned events and supports first-person narratives 


NEW: Anne Peek

Barbara Minor

Barbara Saunders

Barbara Vaile

Becky A Cole

Betty Ramsland

Bev Brogie

Bill Betzler

Binta Kanteh

Brooke Christenson

Cali Jirsa

Carol McBroom

Catherine A Brennan

Chris Cohen

Cindy Toppin

Corrie Lapinsky

Cynthia Packer

Deborah Halvorson

Deborah Thorp

Denise Flaherty

Elizabeth McCambridge

Emilie Peck

Emily A Pollack

Emily Stripling

Emma McKhann

Gigi Schumacher

Helen Slater

j. marie fieger

Jan Joannides

Krista Hanson

Jenna Hutchinson

Jennifer Gasperini

Jennifer Johnson

Judith Rudolph

Julie Ristau

Kaia Svien

Karen Wilcox

Kate Graham

Kate Havelin

Kate Lynch

Kathy Knoblauch

Kathy Steinhauer

Katy Gaynor

Katy Nelson

Kay Dawson

Krista Hanson

Kristel Porter

Lacey Squier

Laura A Kinkead

Laurissa Wredberg

Larry Dittberner (in memory of Jennifer Weiler)

Layl McDill

Lea Dahl

Leah R Robinson

Linda  Bergh

Lisa Hinz

Lorraine Wookey

Madeline R Vukson

Margaret Weekes

Marie Zimmerman

Marilyn Thaney

NEW: Marla Gamble

Mary Madison

Mary Q McCallum

Maureen Bruce

Melissa Driscoll

Mena Hautau

Michelle Christian

Mike Tikkanen

Mollie Hoben

Nicole Everling

Patricia Thompson

Phil Duran

Phyllis Burdette

Polly Peterson

Princess Titus

Randi Olson

Sara A Silva

Sherri Overstreet

Sophia Morrissette

Susan Armington

Susan Eckfeldt

Teresa McGinley

Terri Draxten

Terri Karis

Terri McNeil

Terri Nelson

NEW: Tommi Godwin

Trish Keating

Welcome Jerde

Wendy Reid

DOYENNE Members (starts $15/mo or $180/yr)

membership supports our ability to provide free print magazines in the Twin Cities, gift a membership if desired, and/or receive subscription 

Andrea Steiner-Manning

Audrey Kingstrom

Becky Parker

Beth Peterson

Bonnie Russ

Bonnie Watkins

Carol Liege

Chante Wolf

Cynthia Packer

Deborah Thorp

Emma McKhann

NEW: Gladys Benson

Heidi Hamilton

Ilse Perlich

Jean Abbott

Jessica Intermill

Julie K. Ingleman

June Mathiowetz

Kaarin Foede

Karen Lunde

Lisa McKhann

Lisa Rudolph

Louise Ziegler

Marcy Leussler

Mark Ritchie

Martha E Hardesty

Mary Warner

Molly Byron

Nantawan Lewis

Natalie Marr

Nicole Everling

Norma Smith Olson

Patricia Cumbie

Sheila Reiser

NEW: Shannon Gibney

Suzann A Willhite

Suzanne Fenton

Suzanne Swanson

Val Mondor

Wendy Gonzalez-Baez

ASSET-MAKING Members ($20-plus/monthly)

This tax-deductible option supports content development for our core online series about public safety, reducing gender-based violence, restoring local ecosystems and economies, and Hometown Values & Vision discussions throughout Minnesota 

Anita Kozan

Barb Case

Barbara Andrews

Bonnie Watkins

Candi Broeffle

Craig Neff

Ellie Krug

Joan Gilles

Kaarin Foede

Kristin Siegesmund

Lyn Crosby

Marilyn Morrissette

Michele Braley

NEW: Michelle and Bill Pohlad

Nina Guertin

Sarah and Anthony Bagwell

Kurt Pearson Social Concerns Fund of First Unitarian Foundation

Wilson Family Fund of First Unitarian Foundation

Anonymous donor via Minneapolis Foundation


in 2023 this support enabled us to mail hundreds of copies of our gender-based violence issue statewide, make up cash flow short-flows when advertising was cyclically low, and includes tax-deductible Changemakers Alliance supporters who supported the earliest statewide story development and in-person conversations

Alison Heebsh

Amanda Bartschenfeld

Amanda Koehler

Amy Sullivan

Amy Wurdock

Andrew Lefton

Ashlee Moser

Barbara Satin

Betty Beier

Betty Folliard

Claire Todd

Cynthia Lehman

Darrion Gresham

Denise Marlowe

Dralanda Larkins

Elena Izaaksonas

Ember Berg

Ericka Van De Yacht

Frances Hillier

Jane Curry

Jane Powers

Janet Dahlem

Janice Scofield

Jeanne Bailey

Jennifer Abbey

Jennifer Pilate

JoAnne Makela

Karin Wille

Katherine Johnson

Katherine Maple

Kathleen Anne Quinn

Kathleen McKay

Kristin Gustafson

Linda Hopkins

Mary  Bjork

Mary Jo Schifsky

Nancy Sivertson

Naomi English

Nicola Kapala

Ranae Hansen

Rebecca  Surmont

Rebecca Fuller

Sandra Filardo

Sarah  Nasif

Seraphine Metis

Shawn Vougeot

Susan Arens

Terri Thao

Tia Lauve

Tracy Moore

Troy Tradup

Uyenthi Tran Myhre