Sophie BadSoldier Snow

Date of Interview: May 5, 2020

Interview Location: Zoom

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Place of Birth: Iowa

Birth Year: 2005

Occupation: student

Interviewer: Payson Dai

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.

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Cassidy Christiansen


Date of Interview: February 11, 2019

Interview Location: Cassidy’s home, Grinnell, IA

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Place of Birth: Flagstaff, AZ

Birth Year: 1996

Occupation: student

Interviewer: Lucid Thomas

Summary: Cassidy talks about sex, High School, taking two gap years to travel around the world, and their experiences coming out as a non-binary trans person their first year at Grinnell College.


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.