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  • Co-Creating the Asiya Brand
    Fatimah Hussein: "There is no reason you should lose your culture or your religion in order to feel confident as an athlete. We are all stronger when we are free to share our real identity."
     
  • Setting New Goals
    Ism Schism: How the Vixen women's football team is breaking barriers, including for non-binary and trans players. 
  • Our ongoing general responses from readers. 
  • MWP Conversations: Report from “Healing in Community”
    January 15 “MWP Conversations: Healing in Community,” more than 150 women discussed the prevalence of sexual assault, trauma-related addiction, and generational trauma, and how to promote stronger community solutions.
  • Intentional Dying
    Perspective: Rebecca Thoman talks about the Compassion & Choices movement to allow those with terminal illness to die with dignity, and the work to get support in the Minnesota legislature.
  • Broken System: The Crisis of Elder Abuse in Minnesota
    Act Now: Elder abuse complaints have increased from 4,000 in 2010 to nearly 23,000 in 2017. Minnesota is the only state that does not license assisted-living facilities, which makes it difficult for the state to enforce standards of care. Assisted living licensure is one of the changes Elder Voice Family Advocates is pushing for in the Minnesota legislature this session.
  • Two Countries, Two Elder Care Systems
    Politics & Policy: Selena Moon writes, "For many years I have watched my maternal grandparents in Japan, and my paternal grandmother in the United States, receive health and elder care. I have been struck by the drastic differences in cost, levels of services, and attention to patients."
  • Kim Bartmann: Blunt Visionary
    "Feminism in a narrow lane, as opposed to being thought of as a broader movement, isn't productive."
  • Sara Evans: Feminist History
    A conversation with Sara Evans, Regents Professor Emeritus of history at the University of Minnesota, who is credited as a primary creator of the field of women’s history.
  • 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.
  • We Ride to Heal
    Gabrielle Strong on her experiences with the Dakota 38 horse ride from South Dakota into Mankato, Minnesota, to help heal Native generational trauma.
  • A Compendium of Voices: Abuse, Assault, Advocacy
    This new “Tapestry” section showcases commentary of powerful, everyday women engaged with our topic of the month. TRIGGER WARNING: Teresa Vining on moving from abuse to advocacy. Sarah Super on how to talk with a trauma survivor. Latrina Caldwell on breaking the cycle of abuse. 
  • These needs were suggested in breakout sessions at "MWP Conversations: Healing in Community"
  • Perspectives #1: Being Inciteful
    Amoke Kubat shares the vision behind her play "Angry Black Woman and Well Intentioned White Woman."
  • Perspectives #2: Face-to-Face With the Divide
    Ann Markusen reflects on the personal impact of seeing Amoke Kubat's play.
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