Rebecca Butler is a traveler, animal lover, homeschooling mom, massage therapist, vegan, and observer. A Champaign native, she recently tricked out a camper and moved from the Midwest to live life in the mountains of Oregon with her husband and their three young daughters.
Indigo Crespighi is a blue collar student, a sister, a friend, and an introverted idealist controlled by her tarantism. Misunderstood, she likes to ask questions she's not supposed to ask, try new things, and make company of unfamiliar languages.
Curt Gruffly believes that at the intersection of race, class, and gender, there ought to be traffic signals.
"Plastic People." CC ©. Some rights reserved by fdecomite
Meme Jami prefers to write under a pseudonym because she still has a MySpace floating around out there.
Elizabeth Majerus is a teacher, a poet, a guitar player, a feminist, and a good-enough mom. She lives in Urbana, Illinois.
Aimee Rickman thinks a lot about youth, technology, gender, policy, and digital involvement as they relate to the cultural construction of adolescence. When not writing, she teaches guitar, tends bar, studies infrastructures, and wishes it were summer in Urbana.
Melanie Sheckels is a registered nurse on a cardiac unit and a volunteer with hospice. She loves dance parties, science fiction, and fixing irregular heart rhythms. She hates musicals and traumatic brain injuries.
Val Stafford is a central Illinois native who developed an early obsession with food. A five year stint at the University of Illinois was spent majoring in Psychology, with minors in jazz clubs, Greek restaurants, and all things garlic. Culinary wanderlust led to New Orleans, France, and Milwaukee, with many a savory pitstop.
Stepheneven is a musician, writer/producer and dad living in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago, IL. He also loves to cook food and hang out with friends.
Rebecca BoBecca learned a bit of code in library school and used it to modify preexisting templates to build this website. She has been kicked off Facebook twice so far for messing up their data collection and insists "BoBecca" is a very common authentic name in her native land.
Hangers photo by marc falardeau. Used under Creative Commons attribution license.