Hello! My name is Emily Kestel. My personal purpose as a journalist is to shed light on what is often overlooked. I intend to make a deliberate effort to introduce Iowans to new voices by including perspectives from a diverse array of sources across the entire state while going beyond traditional storytelling methods. People want and need a sense of belonging and connection now more than ever, so my hope with Fearless is that you find and use it as a space of empowerment, inspiration and education. As a society, we cannot progress if we don’t take the time to learn about the issues and challenges we all face every day.