Strong Women

Conversations with women about their lived experience in northern Minnesota.  Search your podcast sources for Strong Women.

Deer Hunting continues through the week in northern Minnesota - did you get yer deer yet? 

We talked with local hunter Heather Hansen about her traditions and how she gets ready for the season. 

Today we featured 3 Strong Women on KAXE/KBXE - Teresa Kittridge from 100 Rural Women and Erica Bjelland and Rachel Juritsch from RREAL

They told us about the creating of a new mentorship program.  Who mentored you?  What did it add to your life - email us your stories!


In this podcast-only Strong Women conversation Heidi Holtan and Laura Connelly talk about books targeted to women's self esteem and podcasts they are listening to that break down the power structures in our country - Dolly Parton's America from WNYC and 1619 from the New York Times. 

Today we heard a conversation about many conversations between women invited to participate in our Strong Women segment.  These are the ideas we began with:

What are our cultural assumptions about women’s relationship with power, influence and authority and how does this show up in the way we talk?

The position women are placed in the socially defined hierarchy of power impacts and affects all aspects of our lives, our thoughts, our passions, the way we conduct ourselves, the way we talk and also the conduct of others towards us.

Domestic Violence affects millions – women, children and men.  Domestic violence effects people of every race, religion, sexual and gender orientation and economic status.

There’s a stereotype that domestic violence is ONLY black eyes and physical violence….it’s also yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation.  Stealing a paycheck, constant texting and so many other methods are used to control others.