Coming out after age 40 today brings unique challenges

Coming out after age 40 today brings unique challenges

Jason Frerichs Coming out is a long and individual process at any age. When you’re coming out after the age of 40, you have a unique set of challenges. You may have a history of being in a heterosexual marriage. You grew up and discovered your sexuality under...
The Project aims for health equity in the Quad Cities

The Project aims for health equity in the Quad Cities

QUAD CITIES – During a recent visit to a local shelter for people experiencing homelessness, staff members of The Project of the Quad Cities (TPQC) encountered a person who tested positive for HIV. Tomika Abram Within days, TPQC diagnosed and treated the client,...
To step into your writer self, read your own story

To step into your writer self, read your own story

I constantly have conversations with people who commend me for being a writer and within the same breath, assure me that they could never be one. Here’s a story about one of those people. A student of mine, we’ll call her June, regularly attends the weekly IC Speaks...
Writers are pushed to write more through NaNoWriMo

Writers are pushed to write more through NaNoWriMo

Becca Hathaway At least 50,000 words written in thirty days. Such is the insanity I undertake every November, along with hundreds of thousands of people from around the world. November was NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and according to NaNoWriMo.org, over...