Sarah Smarsh

We’re living in a politically divided pandemic.  We look to our leaders hoping for some understanding beyond politics.  Understanding of the complexity of everyone’s lives.  For many of us, there is someone who understands.  Who gives us hope.  But sadly, she’s not running for president.  She’s been described as the most powerful, least political feminist in the world.  That person is Dolly Parton. 

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Sarah Smarsh believes there is "an exodus afoot that suggests a national homecoming, across generations, to less bustling spaces."  Does this sound like northern Minnesota to you?

In a recent New York Times Op-Ed Sarah Smarsh goes on to point out that rural folks are not just white people lamenting the loss of their family farm.  Rural places have a diversity of voices  -  a diversity of people in places that get defined by most often by people who live in urban areas.