Summary: Jude talks about growing up in small-town Illinois as a multi-racial and gender non-conforming person, their struggles with mental and physical health, and their experiences as a student at Grinnell College.
Summary: Sophie and her mom, Stephanie, talk about their personal experiences, institutional experiences, and insights as Meskwaki, as well as Sophie’s high school life, memories from growing up in the Meskwaki settlement, and her identities.
Summary: Caitlin talks about being involved in the Gay Straight Alliance and Third Wave, student groups at her high school. She identifies as bisexual and talks about how it took her until college to fully realize that. She also discusses LGBT community on Grinnell’s campus and her involvement with Grinnell intersectional vegans and the union for Grinnell dining student workers.
Occupation: Bilingual Services Library Assistant at Des Moines Public Library
Summary: In this interview, Marlu talks about growing up in California, the cultural differences between her American and Mexican identities, discovering her multiethnic identity and learning to embrace it despite pushback from her peers, coming out to her parents as bisexual, and how she ended up working as a librarian (and how much she loves it).
Summary: In this interview, Hannah discusses growing up in a Chicago suburb, and not having a sense of belonging. As she moved to Grinnell, IA for college, she discusses how she has found her people and no longer feels isolated.
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