E.R Shaffer

Introducing Joe Charley

By E.R Shaffer / August 11, 2022

Lately, as an artist, I have been struggling a lot. In a world that feels increasingly unsafe and unstable, what…

Lavender Magazine Community Award – Individual: Reverend Doctor DeWayne Davis

By E.R Shaffer / June 16, 2022

Raised by a Pentecostal minister in Indianola Mississippi, Reverend Doctor DeWayne Davis grew up as the youngest of fifteen children.…

Lavender Magazine Community Award – Small Business: At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Café – Barb Neubert and Carla Blumberg

By E.R Shaffer / June 16, 2022

Back in 1994, Barb Neubert came to Duluth with the vision of creating a coffee shop. On East Superior Street…

Implicit Bias in MN Healthcare – LGBTQ and BIPOC

By E.R Shaffer / June 2, 2022

It is undeniable that the American medical system has long been influenced by racism and homophobia. African Americans and Indigenous people…

Columbia Heights is Full of Pride

By E.R Shaffer / May 19, 2022

For this Small Town Pride issue of Lavender, I got the chance to interview Mayor Amáda Márquez Simula on what to…

Welcoming Spring with Tangletown Gardens 

By E.R Shaffer / May 5, 2022

With the worst of the Winter behind us, many of us are seeking out those first blushes of Spring fun-…

Lush Lounge & Theater – A Labor of Love

By E.R Shaffer / April 21, 2022

Everyone loves a comeback story. While plenty of businesses have suffered or outright closed due to the pandemic, it is…

Dining Out For A Good Cause

By E.R Shaffer / April 7, 2022

How many times do you go out to eat in a month? The last year? If you’re anything like me,…

Backyard Wedding Sites: From Gardens to Glass Houses

By E.R Shaffer / March 10, 2022

When two people decide to embark on a new life together, there’s always cause for celebration. While media (both past…

Overcoming Obstacles with the Minnesota Vixen

By E.R Shaffer / January 27, 2022

 While many people associate Vikings or Gophers with Minnesota football, there’s a flipside of athletes working just as hard, just…

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