Roller derby carves spaces for inclusive strength

Roller derby carves spaces for inclusive strength

Why did women and gender-fluid people start up to 2,000 roller derby leagues worldwide? We needed it.  I’m writing today about roller derby as a cultural phenomenon, a feminist and “inclusive” place to find like-minded people, showcase our strength, and be...
Artist helps fuel political awakening in SW Iowa

Artist helps fuel political awakening in SW Iowa

Council Bluffs artist Cait Irwin COUNCIL BLUFFS — Southwest Iowa is home to three of Iowa’s 10 most conservative cities, according to RoadSnacks, which ranked cities by Republican voter and funding support earlier this year. This means that advocating for...
LGBTQ health care leader offers spiritual salve, too

LGBTQ health care leader offers spiritual salve, too

Dr. Katie Imborek EDITOR’S NOTE: Most people know of Dr. Katie Imborek through her work helping to found the University of Iowa’s LGBTQ Clinic. Imborek is also an active member of Sanctuary Community Church, a non-denominational Coralville church leading the way in...
VegFest coming to Coralville Nov. 9

VegFest coming to Coralville Nov. 9

Animal rights advocate Jenny Brown may have grown up in Kentucky, but her background is identical to that of many Iowans. Jenny Brown Brown was raised by a conservative fundamentalist family surrounded by farm animals — much like many residents of Iowa, which is...