Friday, July 31, 2020

Erica Rivera Launches The Embaby Blog


Erica Rivera has launched The Embaby Blog, through which she aims to raise awareness about, and share her experience with, pregnancy with a donor embryo. Follow along as she journeys from baby fever to embryo transfer to baby bump to newborn and beyond! Along the way, there will be plenty of blood, sweat, and tears as Rivera grapples with the options for growing a family, gets matched with a donor embryo, overcomes pregnancy complications, gives birth in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and gets treated for a postpartum emergency.


Find the blog at theembabyblog.com. You can also follow The Embaby Blog on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Erica Rivera Profiles Family Tree Clinic


Erica Rivera spoke to Lindsey Hoskins and Jacki Trelawny of Family Tree Clinic about its unique approach to sex education and community engagement. Read the piece in the August 2020 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Erica Rivera Reviews 'The Hilarious World of Depression' by John Moe


Erica Rivera reviewed The Hilarious World of Depression by radio host John Moe. Read the piece on Mandatory here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Erica Rivera Interviews Jessie Diggins


Erica Rivera spoke to Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins about her cross-country skiing career, recovery from an eating disorder, and her new memoir Brave Enough. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Erica Rivera Profiles Eat For Equity


Erica Rivera spoke to Emily Torgrimson of Eat For Equity, an organization that uses community meals to raise funds for non-profits. Read the piece in the April 2020 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Erica Rivera Interviews Anton Treuer (Again!)


Erica Rivera spoke to prolific author and Ojibwe professor Anton Treuer about his new book, The Language Warrior's Manifesto, and the efforts of Native communities to revitalize their tribal languages. Read the piece in the March 18, 2020 print issue of City Pages or online here.

Rivera previously interviewed Treuer about The Indian Wars for Cowboys and Indians magazine as well as about controversial art at the Minnesota State Capitol for City Pages.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Erica Rivera Interviews Sister Helen Prejean


Erica Rivera interviewed Sister Helen Prejean, a Catholic nun, anti-death penalty activist, and author of the bestselling memoir Dead Man Walking. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Erica Rivera Interviews Black Fashion Week MN Founder


Erica Rivera spoke to Natalie Morrow, founder of Black Fashion Week MN, about creating a unique and inclusive platform for designers of color. Read the piece in the February 2020 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Erica Rivera Interviews Nancy Lyons About LGBTQ+ Family Building


Erica Rivera spoke to Clockwork CEO Nancy Lyons about her son's adoption journey and the family-building challenges LGBTQ+ people face. Read the piece in the January 2020 issue of Women's Press or online here.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Scott Z. Burns


Erica Rivera spoke to screenwriter-director Scott Z. Burns about his latest film, The Report, for City Pages' Artist of the Year issue. Read how Burns did a deep dive into the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" and brought this story to the silver screen in the Dec. 23, 2019 issue of City Pages or online here.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Jack El-Hai


Erica Rivera spoke to author Jack El-Hai about his new book, The Lost Brothers, and podcast, Long Lost, for City Pages' Artist of the Year issue. Both of El-Hai's projects follow the case of the Klein brothers, three young boys who went missing from a Minneapolis park in 1951 and were never found. Read the piece in the Dec. 23, 2019 issue of City Pages or online here.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Erica Rivera Names Best Music of 2019


Erica Rivera contributed to City Pages' 2019 top albums and songs list. Find out what she was listening to this year here.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Valerie Castile


Erica Rivera spoke to Valerie Castile, mother of police shooting victim Philando Castile, about the non-profit she founded in his honor to help pay off student lunch debt. Read the piece in the December 2019 issue of Women's Press or online here.

(Photo by Lorie Shaull.)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Alyssa Baguss


Erica Rivera spoke to artist Alyssa Baguss, who brings the outdoors inside for her latest exhibition at Mia. Read how her work as director of Silverwood Park inspires her nature-themed artwork on City Pages here.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Erica Rivera Profiles Band Together


Erica Rivera spoke to participants of Band Together, a concert benefiting Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy. Find out how music contributes to climate change awareness and activism on City Pages here.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Erica Rivera Profiles Sara Bischoff of Under Violet


Erica Rivera spoke to Sara Bischoff about her new musical project Under Violet, which was recognized in City Pages' 2019 Picked to Click poll. Read the piece in the Oct. 16, 2019 print issue or online here.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Jack Klatt


Erica Rivera spoke to Americana artist Jack Klatt about how a personal and societal need for lots of love informed his new album, It Ain't the Same. Read the piece on City Pages here.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Erica Rivera Interview MaLLy


Erica Rivera spoke to hip-hop artist MaLLy about getting sober, discovering meditation, and the effect his family has had on his new album, The Journey to a Smile. Read the Q&A on City Pages here.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Davina and the Vagabonds


Erica Rivera spoke to Davina Sowers, founder of Davina and the Vagabonds, about recovering from drug addiction, caring for her mental health, and how her husband contributed to her new album Sugar Drops. Read the piece in the July 31, 2019 issue of City Pages or online here.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Erica Rivera Interviews Ryan Traster (Again!)


Erica Rivera spoke to singer-songwriter Ryan Traster about how a vocal chord injury inspired his new sound. Read the piece in the July 3, 2019 issue of City Pages or online here.

Rivera also interviewed Traster in 2014 for Vita.mn. You can read that Q&A here.