Michelle Hills

Michelle Hills, centered, sits at a table smiling


Date of Interview: July 9th, 2020

Interview Location: Iowa City, Iowa (Zoom)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Place of Birth: Burlington, Iowa

Birth Year: 1966

Occupation: Teacher

Interviewer: Rylee Dolezal

Summary: Michelle discusses growing up in Burlington, Iowa and navigating stressful relationships before fostering self-growth and meeting her wife, Joan. She also provides various experiences of coming out, whether it be to her family or her students.

Erica Barz

Headshot of Erica Barz


Date of Interview: May 24, 2020

Interview Location: Des Moines, Iowa (Zoom)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Place of Birth: La Porte City, Iowa

Birth Year: 1993

Occupation: Community Engagement Associate at ACLU of Iowa

Interviewer: Rylee Dolezal

Summary: Erica discusses growing up in La Porte City and her involvement in non-profit work.

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