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Celebrating, Mourning, Raging and Creating Together

The women that have made up who I am have taught me how to stretch my arms out so that I stand firm and steady when taking up space, even though it may feel scary. They’ve taught me how to gently embrace people, as I hold space for celebrating, mourning, raging, creating together. And, they’ve taught me how to open my arms wide, ready and enthusiastically inviting others into my work. I am so grateful for them.

From Us to You: Big LOVE

We love love. Love in all its forms: romantic love, parental love, friend love, pet love, community love, self-love. Love makes us feel warm, safe, and cared for. Love nurtures us. Love teaches us patience, accountability, and grace.  As we’ve been

We Deserve Better

I grew up the youngest of eight siblings in Roseau, a rural Northern Minnesota town most known for hockey rivalries and its proximity to Lake of the Woods and the Canadian border. While others may not

Caring + Connecting in COVID

Writing this now, I still think: how can I talk about care when over 3,000 Americans died yesterday? When another Black man was murdered by police in Ohio last week? When we still need urgent action to stop Line 3? But then I remember that it is care that tells us – and sustains us – to confront these injustices in the first place.

Caring Our Way to a Better Future

COVID has exacerbated our already-dire care crisis. Childcare and prescription drugs are costly. Our most essential workers are treated as disposable. It makes me angry and sad that we don’t have healthcare for all and that people rely on GoFundMe to pay their medical bills. We don’t have strong and consistent paid leave policies. We don’t have accessible and science-based abortion care. It shouldn’t be this way. It doesn’t have to be this way.

We get through this together

Dear community,  I’m grateful for you. As we’re facing hard truths about our care crisis, we’re here together, and I appreciate that. I’ll keep saying it: connection is medicine. I love reading your responses to my email and seeing what’s on the

NEWS STATEMENT: TakeAction Minnesota Statement on Interim State Budget Projection

“Minnesota has come through tough economic times before, including the last recession, by pulling together and requiring the wealthiest corporations and individuals to pay their fair share in taxes,” said Elianne Farhat, executive director of TakeAction Minnesota. “We can get through this and come out stronger, but the days of Republicans passing trillions of dollars in tax cuts for the richest 1% need to end. We deserve a government in Minnesota that’s working for the people, and that starts with a fair tax system.”