What We’re Doing Over Winter Break


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!

Heres a shopping list from Remezcla for all the proud brujas out there

Check out this list by City Pages of many of the great women-owned businesses in the Twin Cities.

Feeling hungry?

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!

Another Round

2 Dope Queens

Smart Girl Club

The Bechdel Cast

The Heart

She’s All Fat

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!