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  • Making Change
    Giving birth to a new era in leadership happens not only through politics, but by grassroots organizing, education, new business, and conversation forums. All of the women featured in this annual issue about Changemakers are midwives to the future. 
  • 2018 Changemaker: Eileen Hudon
    Ogichidakwe/Council of Female Warriors: Eileen Hudon advocates for women who are fighting domestic violence and sexual violence. "We are the ones who are going to make a difference in our [Native] community.”
  • 2018 Changemaker: Der Yang
    Hmong Village Lawyer: From negotiating car purchases at age nine to representing elderly women in court who are fighting banks to keep their homes, Der Yang says, “Right now I work with people who don’t have access to information, good legal representation, and a fair chance."
  • My Slow Movement Holiday
    HOLIDAY GUIDE: Julie Kearns writes about her transformation to a different kind of consumer who is "consciously opting out of the speediest, easiest, most expedient option in favor of choosing connection, community, and intention."
  • GoSeeDo: December 2018
    December highlights include: Freedom Daze at Exposed Brick Theatre, Black Nativity at Penumbra, art exhibits about migration and sexual assault, re-opening of Minnesota Museum of Art, gift-buying festivals, and Holiday Inn at Chanhassen.
  • 2018 Changemaker: Maria Regan Gonzalez
    Raised to Lead: When she takes office in January, Marie Regan Gonzalez will be the first Latina mayor in Minnesota history. “I ran because Minnesota is 
    a state with some of the highest racial inequities in home ownership, health, income, education, and even park usage."
  • Act = Change
    We asked each of the 2018 Changemakers to offer their suggestions for how readers can Act Now to make change. What inspires you?
  • Using Our Voice & Vote: Power in a Room of Women
    Dual Perspectives: We launch a new column format, "Dual Perspectives," with long-time columnists Shannon Drury and Tami Mohamed Brown offering unique perspectives on their takeaways from the recent "MWP Conversation: Using Our Voice & Vote."
  • 2018 Changemaker: Me'Lea Connelly
    Banking on Community: Me'Lea Connelly's drive to create a new financial institution is because “I want to make sure I show my children, and children in our community, that we have a right and we have a duty to invest in ourselves as Black people. I want them to see there is desire, and there is a space for us to be the focus.” 
  • Election Messages and Native Approach to Assault
    Think: Response to violence against Native women, midterm election data and quotes, including the impact of Latinx voters.
  • Changing My Religion
    SPIRITUALITY GUIDE: Jessica Wicks writes about her conversion to Judaism.
  • 2018 Changemaker: Jessie Diggins
    The Body Electric: Jessie Diggins says “the Olympics required hard work, drive, and determination,” but speaking out about her struggles with an eating disorder “took more courage and will have the most impact long term.” 
  • 2018 Changemaker: Asma Mohammed
    RISE and Shine: Asma Mohammed engages women around sexual assault, engages youth in civic action, and offers workshops on intersectionality and identity for people of color. "Once you fire people up and give them the tools they need, they are ready to go."
  • 2018 Changemaker: Norah Shapiro
    Battling Inequities From Law to Film: Norah Shapiro has created a film about Ilhan Omar's rise in politics, to serve as a ‘how-to’ for grassroots candidates, women of color, young people, and “anyone who has felt that the political system is impenetrable and hopeless.” 
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