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  • Setting New Goals
    Ism Schism: How the Vixen women's football team is breaking barriers, including for non-binary and trans players. 
  • 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.
  • New Year's Guide: Celebrate Your Inner and Outer Beauty
    Yar Kang: "We define beauty in many different ways based on what our surrounding community tells us is true. That is why, since 2006, I have hosted the Miss South Sudan pageant here in the Midwest."
  • Camp Guide: Freedom School
    Cyreta Oduniyi writes about the Freedom School curriculum, and why she thinks it should be implemented statewide.
  • The Intersectional Life
    Ism Schism: Joan Dao writes about what it is like to feel more immigrant than citizen — despite being born in the U.S.
  • How to Find Security
    Conscious Mind: Nausheena Hussein reflects on what made her feel safer in her neighborhood after someone acted aggressively toward her.
  • Michelle Rivero Identifies the Labels of Fear
    Act Now: Michelle Rivero says — despite labels of fear — many people recognize how important immigrants are to our society. How can readers support immigrant communities?
  • 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.” 
  • 2018 Changemaker: Leslie Redmond
    Don't Complain, Activate: In March, Redmond, then 25, became the youngest president of the Minneapolis branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
  • Re-Envisioning Equity
    Ism Schism: De'Vonna Pittman asks, "Imagine if early childhood education became a focal point of importance, so that every child had the access and the right to learn, just like children who are privileged do. What might our state look like 10 years from now?"

  • Killing Us Softly: Chronic Stress and the Health of Black Women
    Sagirah Shahid: Chronic stress and the health of Black women
  • Showcasing Overlooked Stars
    Eh Re Noh Say: “A lot of girls got scouted to play for college, which is amazing. I heard from a Duluth college because of the tournament!"
  • Ellie Krug: Her Life Transition at Age 52
    The transgender speaker shares her story to teach others inclusivity and acceptance.
  • Proposed Adjustments to American History Curriculum
    Ism Schism: Instead of open ears and open palms, the Head of School said, "This is an American history class, not a Native history class." ... My America is learning to remember.
  • Minnesota: A Place of Refuge?
    Introduction to Places & Spaces: How do Minnesotans authentically create inclusive and equitable communities?
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