Winter is here, which means some free time spent inside and out of the cold. Whether you are a student with some time to read for fun over winter break, or just a Minnesotan looking for some local businesses to support, we’ve created a list of options no matter what you’re looking for this winter.
Is shopping your thing? You can support small and/or local restaurants, businesses, artists and entrepreneurs when looking for holiday gifts…or ways to treat yourself!
Support Local Hustle: December BIPOC Pop-Up coming up on December 17th!
Huffington Post has a list of 45 Black-Owned Etsy shops to support!
Check out this list by City Pages of many of the great women-owned businesses in the Twin Cities.
Remember the “A Day Without Immigrants” strike? Look at this list of restaurants that participated in the strike here in the Twin Cities––this provides great businesses to support that are immigrant-owned and operated!
Not feeling like shopping? Here are some great reads to check out at the library (or if you do want to buy them for your own bookshelf, try buying your books locally)! Enjoy these feminist reads alone with your favorite warm drink, or with some friends in that impromptu book club you’ve always wanted to start!
Bonus short story pick: Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™
by Rebecca Roanhorse
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
Mean by Myriam Gurba
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby
Subject to Change: Trans Poetry and Conversation Edited by H Melt
Witches, Sluts, Feminists by Kristen J. Sollee
You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Here’s an even more extensive list by Electric Lit of 34 Books by Women of Color to Read This Year for the bookworms out there!
Looking for something to listen to, instead? Check out these radical podcasts!
Or, look through Bitch Media’s 21 Podcasts All Feminists Should Listen To.
Hopefully this inspires some good ideas as you avoid the windchill––however, this is not an extensive list, so feel free to share this with your own recommendations! Happy Winter!