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  • A New World Dawning
    An exploration of three women's voices on the realities of war, the data of peace, and — from Medora Woods's "Collapse" —  an apt description of where women's leadership in policy, negotiation, peace-building, reconciliation, healing, and shifted narratives can take us. “Everyone and everything is connected to everyone and everything else. We are between worlds, the old one in shadow, and the new one barely dawning.”
  • Inspiring the Adventurer
    BookShelf: Reporter Siena Iwasaki Milbauer talked with National Geographic adventurer Erika Bergman, a submarine pilot, and author Trudi Trueit, in their recent visit to the Twin Cities to talk about the new Explorer Academy book series for young people.
  • Contemplating Death
    BookShelf: "Reading a book by a mortician was not something I thought would be funny and moving — but it was... The journey and book are not about finding a singular way of dying well, but about celebrating the many diverse ways people have dealt with an inevitability."
  • Shannon Gibney: Talking About Race
    High school student and Minnesota Women's Press contributor Alyssa Story interviewed Shannon Gibney, author of "Dream Country," as part of our #MWPIdentity and #MWPStory themes. Here is what Shannon told us.
  • The Dance of Trust
    Doreen Johnson: How ballroom dance helped me learn to trust men.
  • Reducing Childhood Trauma in Minnesota
    Reader Carol Koepp writes about how her life-mate was impacted by childhood trauma, and offers recommendations about how Minnesota can become more informed about toxic stress, including insights from "The Deepest Well," by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris.
  • Redefining This One Wild and Precious Life
    BOOKSHELF: Barbara Vaile describes her reading list. "In search of new rules and new vision, I'm looking to women, healers, and especially journalists. I love their capacity to ask big questions and to question authority."
  • Iditarod Heroines
    HOLIDAY GUIDE: Joan Holman suggests books about role models for girls from the Iditarod dogsled race.
  • Telling Elizabeth Warren’s Story
    BookShelf: Local author Antonia Felix sees a pattern in the strong women in politics that she has profiled.
  • Shannon Gibney: Under-Told Stories
     “The stories that we tell, or don’t tell, for that matter, define every aspect of our lives.”
  • Our Shared Trauma of Race
    BookShelf: "Children know when they are missing out — and when they are genuinely welcomed and loved."
  • Where the Wild Things Are
    Three new books by Minnesotans convey a sense of place, ranging from two friends finding elusive native wildflowers, to excerpts from Linda LeGarde Glover's Minnesota Book Award winning reflection of the Ojibwe story, to journalist Maya Rao's reports from the innate brokenness of the Bakken oil field landscape.
  • “Great American Outpost: Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier”
    Excerpt from “Great American Outpost: Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier,” by Maya Rao
  • “Searching for Minnesota's Native Wildflowers”
    Excerpts from “Searching for Minnesota's Native Wildflowers” by author Phyllis Root & photographer Kelly Povo
  • “Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year
    Excerpts from “Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year” by Linda LeGarde Grover
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