Queer Midwestern communities were politically active in the pivotal years leading up to Stonewall.
"Yes, I have been here before / On the threshold of justice’s door / Half a century ago / In Selma, Oxford, / And Birmingham." [From "The St. Louis Anthology"]
"Almost every girl I know has the same story about a car, about a boy. This is mine."
Illinois began accepting applications to grow industrial hemp at the end of April. But the first legal crop in more than eighty years is accompanied by a lot of uncertainty.
Learning the racial geography of Indiana as a young Black girl in the 1980s.
The youth-led national Sunrise Movement made a case to local organizers.
In southern Illinois, one community’s complex relationship with the industry on display.
"I unfold my maps and trace my finger / across searching for the most authentic-looking / ruins."
“It touched everybody all over the country who lived in public housing.” [From "The St. Louis Anthology"]
The events of June 1969 have come to define both Cleveland and the river. Some Clevelanders have a different story.
On family, community, and gardening as social practice.