Minnesota Monthly: Brave Enough

Travel with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins on her compelling journey from America’s heartland to international sports history, navigating challenges and triumphs with rugged grit and a splash of glitter

Born and raised in the skiing town of Afton, Minnesota, Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins’ cross-country legacy almost looks like destiny. But her path has been anything but smooth. In her new memoir, Brave Enough, she gets real about her eating disorder, self-doubt, and the races that didn’t always go so well. We sat down with Diggins to talk about the athlete’s pivot into publishing.

For those who want to see the gold medalist and world champion this spring, catch her at the Coop FIS Cross Country Ski World Cup Sprint Finals, March 17, at Theodore Wirth Regional Park, or check out her book launch, April 5, at Stillwater Area High School.

Read the whole interview.

University of Minnesota Press Podcast

More than two dozen essays of Indigenous resistance to the privatization and allotment of Indigenous lands

Allotment Stories: Daniel Heath Justice and Jean M. O'Brien.

A fascinating and unprecedented ethnography of animal sanctuaries in the United States

Saving AnimalsElan Abrell and Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie on sanctuary, care, ethics.

How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America

Making creative laborers for a precarious economy: Josef Nguyen, Carly Kocurek, and Patrick LeMieux.



Browse our Fall/Winter 2022-23 catalog for exciting forthcoming books!

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