Tiffany Wismer

The Human Who Leads Us

This mayor has his hand on the heartbeat of the town. It’s a position of power. But it’s not the kind of power you fear. It’s the kind of power that you rely on for protection.
Amelia Kemp

Empowered Voter Guide

“There’s nothing that touches you more than local government. If you care about the health and vibrancy of where you live, then you want to know who’s making these decisions.” -Nancy Henjum, City Councilperson District 5
We don’t intend to tell you who to vote for—we trust that you can and will do the necessary research to decide which candidates would be best for the job. In order to do that, you need to understand what exactly our local officials oversee.
Philip Booze

Authentic Voices

For most African Americans, the knowledge of their own cultural and family history only goes back a couple of generations. A massive part of that history is language.
A few weeks ago I was in a cafe and heard terms I was very familiar with being referred to as "TikTok Slang". The words/phrases they were speaking about I knew had origins from black communities in California. At that moment I felt an indescribable discomfort.
Tiffany Wismer

Are You Native?

Under the dawning awareness of systemic racism, one group remains in shadow.
Imagine with me, if you will, a future society. It's the 27th century. Our world is now overrun by an alien race that blew up their home planet in some silly war and, in need of a new place to live, invaded Earth.
Josh Skaggs

We Fortify

Systems are designed to keep people in. If it weren’t designed that way, we’d have a gradual path out.
A few years ago Shelly Jensen found a man napping in the shade of her tree. She greeted him, and he was quick to double-check: “Do you mind if I sit here?”