Inspired Editor

Gail Rosenblum is editor of the Inspired section. She's also an author, journalism instructor and public speaker who has worked for newspapers and magazines for nearly 40 years. 

Rosenblum has a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in journalism, and has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Association of Feature and Sunday Editors, the Associated Press and Parenting Publications of America. She is the mother of three young adult children and the bonus mom of three others.


Minn. advocate for racial, gender equity is first in our 'Inspired Conversations' dialogue about race

Raie Gessesse is Minnesota-born, but her story begins with her parents, born and raised in Ethiopia.


Inspired Newsletter Intro

If 2020 was the year of shock – shock at how devastating a virus could be, at how enormous our work remains to heal racial…


Minnesota's Children's Justice Initiative celebrates 20 years of protecting vulnerable children

It is a national model for how to find safe, stable and permanent homes for abused and neglected children.


Leadership guru Pam Borton taps decades as a basketball coach to help executives find purpose

Former U women's coach sees leadership potential in everyone.


University of Minnesota educator wants us to talk openly and honestly about sex

She's eager to help us practice as the newly named Joycelyn Elders Endowed Chair in Sexual Health Educationat the University of Minnesota.


In recovery from perilous addictions, young adults share their stories through Change the Outcome

The opioid crisis has only intensified during the pandemic. The American Medical Association reports increased opioid-related deaths in more than 40 states, including Minnesota. Alcohol…


West St. Paul journalist shares 35 uplifting stories about politicians taking the high road

Kevin Hendricks is author of the self-published "Better Politics, Please: 35 Stories of Politicians Who Value Hope Over Hate."


Minnesota Women's Press celebrates 35 years of reporting about and by women

As MWP celebrates its 35th anniversary, its leader reflects on its bold reporting, financial challenges and exciting plans for 2021.


As 2020 ends, problem-solving Minnesotans offer reasons for hope

This year threw our Problem Solvers challenges beyond all challenges but they still hunkered down and got to work.


Macalester senior makes eye movement therapy accessible and affordable with an app

Mental health problems have only increased due to the isolation and stresses of COVID-19. But this 22-year-old is lessening the burden for many with an app.