Isabel Cooke

Date: March 16th, 2019

Location: High Street, Grinnell, IA

Birthplace: Waterloo, IA

Interviewer: Reed Essex

Pronouns: she/her, they/them

Summary: Isabel talks about the nature of religion and how it has effected her own identity formation, her family and the relationships that we maintain, and Iowa as the center of many of her stories.

Angelo Mercado

Date: March 12, 15, 2019

Location: Humanities and Social Sciences Complex

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Birthplace: Phillipines

Interviewer: Reed Essex

Summary: Angelo Mercado discusses what coming out for him was like, how he dealt with his identity in college, his relationship with religion, long distance relationships, and relating to one’s family.