This week: previews of FLOW Northside Arts Crawl, treating addiction recovery for women and the best of the LGBTQIA plays coming in this year’s Minnesota Fringe Festival
North Minneapolis is one of the most marginalized communities in Minnesota, but it is also the site of community resistance and liberation movements around a whole assortment of issues. Reclaiming food systems is one way organizers and leaders are taking action. But access to fresh, healthy food is not the first priority, nor is it the end-goal. Transforming the community and its residents is the main goal of Northside food system organizers, who are using food as a tool to aid in that transformation. As Project Sweetie Pie Executive Director Michael Chaney says, when they plant seeds, they are planting “seeds of change.” Chaney believes that through food, and through renewed connection to the land, people come together, and when they come together and know each other, community grows.
Fat people do not need anyone’s body policing, and telling a fat person to lose weight or live healthfully is not helpful. The unsolicited “advice” is passive aggressive and hurtful. The actions and mistreatment is bullying.
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