CBD oil and cannabis in Iowa: the basics

CBD oil and cannabis in Iowa: the basics

With laws about cannabis and CBD changing fast in Iowa, in nearby states and at the federal level, it can be overwhelming trying to keep up with what’s legal and what’s not, truth and fiction surrounding CBD and cannabis, and what to expect coming up. We’ve researched...
Misfits, and proud of it

Misfits, and proud of it

When I first sat down with a crew of the Misfits, the teen component of the IC Bruisers, I expected to hear your standard fun fare about youth enjoying group sports in a community-supported program. Instead, the most agonizing of teenage angst poured forth. Ileana...
Grace, poise and confidence

Grace, poise and confidence

The thrill of mass adoration, the pain of discrimination, and the inspiring satisfaction of fighting back all came flying at A.J. Adorien within a few months’ time, at the tender age of 17. It all happened in 2011 while Adorien , the outgoing Miss Gay Iowa City, was...
Journey to nonbinary

Journey to nonbinary

Hide and mask.  Ox Fotheringham, former Iowa City resident I was in fifth grade and had to catch the bus in 20 minutes. My choices for attire that day were laid out on my bed: either black gym shorts, or slightly shinier black basketball shorts. My shirt choices were...
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Food, fitness, alcohol: transformation

Food, fitness, alcohol: transformation

In 2017, I was living what I thought was my best life. My businesses were fully functioning machines, I was in love with my partner of 6+ years, I had the most amazing pack of dogs — and since I was childless, plenty of extra money to spend on alcohol and dining...