Caitlin Richter

Date of Interview: 

Interview Location: May’s dorm room

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Place of Birth: Florida

Birth Year: 1997

Occupation: student

Interviewer: May Kurata

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.

Hannah Dorf

Date of Interview: February 25, 2019

Interview Location: Grinnell, IA

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Place of Birth: Wheaton, Illinois

Birth Year: 1998

Occupation: Student

Interviewer: Lydia James

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.


Lucid Thomas

Date of Interview: February 10, 2019

Interview Location: Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

Place of Birth: Champaign-Urbana, IL

Birth Year: 1995

Occupation: Student

Interviewer: May Kurata

Summary: Lucid Thomas discusses his childhood, teenage years, and how he was often the only “girl” amongst his friends while also trying to “suck” at being a girl. In college, he discusses discomfort with campus queer culture, including being misread as a “straight ally.” Thomas also discusses how he continues to navigate being woke at a small liberal arts college, and being trans, a man, an artist, and an activist.