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Unwavering
Profile: Cheryl Robertson has spent three decades working as a public health nurse in countries ripped apart by war, trauma and displacement, and she's not about to stop
Rebranding her faith
Profile: Hanadi Chehabeddine builds cultural bridges through conversations and cups of coffee
Ojibwe women
Profile: Brenda Child, scholar of Native history, speaks to her family's stories
Women's history on center stage
Profile: Playwright Laurie Flanigan Hegge creates theater from local stories
"I am a girl"
Profile: Parents of a transgender child stand up for her rights and identity
Words matter
Profile: Tish Jones, spoken word poet, on building bridges and breaking down hierarchies with words
Love letters
Profile: Kalia Yang: Lyrical storytelling from Hmong refugee camp to the written page
Always an advocate
Profile: Luz Maria Frias: Building bridges between cultures and communities through communication
A voice for change
Profile: State Rep. Rena Moran: From a homeless shelter to the State Capitol
Tackling the status quo
Profile: Melisa Franzen: Young Puerto Rican mother steps out of boxes in Minnesota Senate
Humanitarian entrepreneur
Profile: Mary Tjosvold: Combining the best of both worlds - community organizing through business
Mind the gap
Profile: Shawntera Hardy: Listening, and responding, to the screams of community at Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development

Bibelot at 50
Profile: Roxana Freese: Ownership, from necessity to passion
Speaking out
Profile: Farm activist Lou Anne Kling: From pastures to protests
Out as a trans woman
Profile: Miranda Foslien: The unique perspective of being raised with male privilege, noticing how women tend to perceive themselves, and interacting within the categories of relationship
Lizzo soars
Profile: After years of performing with groups, the musician goes solo
50 by 50
Profile: Julie Musselman: 50 marathons in 50 states by age 50
Heather Lindstrom
Profile: Heather Lindstrom: Working with special-needs inmates in solitary confinement, being a single mom, charting her own course
Mobile doctor
Profile: Dr. Edwige Mubonzi: Taking a stand for women and girls in war-torn Africa

Seriously funny
Profile: Julie Schumacher, the first female Thurber Prize award winner



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