Susan Raffo

Susan Raffo

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Susan Raffo has been a Project Contributor since August 2010, has written 9 entries and currently lives in Minneapolis, MN.


Susan Raffo lives in Minneapolis where she writes, is a bodyworker, parents, does different kinds of community-flavored work and tries to love her people well.

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What Is Happening in Madison Is an Essentially Queer Conversation

Filed by Susan Raffo | March 10, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

I've been struggling about how to talk about what is happening at the capitol building in Madison as an LGBT conversation. I've wanted to add to what we know - the numbers of LGBT people organizing in the capitol, the...Read More

Daily living for change: More than hot air

Filed by Susan Raffo | December 28, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

This piece is written in partnership between Susan Raffo and Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz. I avoid grandiose plans. I start with a small piece that I can do. I go to the root of the problem and then work around it. It's...Read More

Good Medicine: Honoring Aurora Levins Morales through thought and action

Filed by Susan Raffo | December 06, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

A piece written in partnership with Aurora Levins Morales Susan Who is your community? Seriously. Stop and take a moment to notice who you think of when you hear that word: community. What makes them your community? Is it just...Read More

Shifting the ritual of Thanksgiving, one child at a time

Filed by Susan Raffo | November 24, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Growing up, it was one of the holidays where we gathered together at my great-grandmother's house. Piles of aunts and uncles, cousins and people whose names I could never remember showed up with plates piled high with food. Turkey and...Read More

Again, the South shall lead us

Filed by Susan Raffo | October 29, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

There I was, sitting in a hotel lobby in Dallas, TX in 1994. A new friend, just met, was sitting next to me on the fake leather couch. This new friend, Pam McMichael, was telling me about the work of...Read More