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.
Rosemary Ferrara was born to a hippie and a gangster and falls somewhere right in the middle. She studied Journalism at Columbia College Chicago and now resides in Champaign, Illinois with her husband, Mr. Black, and Princess Thunderballs.
Emily Fultz: I’m a person. I live, love, learn, teach, and try not to hurt anyone in the process.
Curt Gruffley believes that at the intersection of race, class, and gender, there ought to be traffic signals.
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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.
Dan Yezbick lives and works in St Louis, MO. He grew up in Northwest Detroit in the heart of “The 313.” Since then, he has watched the city of his childhood rise, burn, collapse, and molder. A very small piece of him still wants vengeance. Most of him, however, is dedicated to the continuing adventures of his dazzling wife, Lego-centric son, giggly daughter, and their evolving menagerie of furry beasts and feathered familiars. He once lived and drank in Champaign, IL.
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 and totally authentic name in her native land.
Hangers photo by marc falardeau. Used under Creative Commons attribution license.