Kirsten Anderson is on a mission to end workplace harassment in her lifetime. Her new book shows how it can be done.

By Emily Kestel In 2013, Kirsten Anderson was fired from her job as a communications director of the Iowa Senate Republican caucus seven hours after formally complaining about repeated harassment and retaliatory behavior by colleagues at the Capitol. She then sued the state of Iowa and Iowa Senate Republicans for Read more…

Meet Sara Hulen, Iowa’s first sexual assault forensic response coordinator

By Emily Kestel Position: sexual assault forensic response coordinator, Office of the Attorney General of Iowa Hometown: Des Moines  Family: Husband Chad and daughter Evie, 7 Education: Truman State University Age: 43  Contact: sara.hulen@ag.iowa.gov In 2021, the Iowa Legislature passed a bill that would create a sexual assault forensic examiner Read more…

‘You never think it’ll be you, and then it is’: Three mothers of children with cancer share their experiences

Stories compiled by Emily Blobaum, Fearless editor Each year, more than 15,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer. Roughly 11% of those diagnosed die. Yet research on pediatric cancer remains underfunded – just 4% of the federal budget for cancer research is earmarked for childhood cancer.  Although the Read more…