Dave McShane

Dave is interviewed in Kalamazoo Michigan at friendship village about his career and family

Hannah & Austin

Hannah interviewing her boyfriend Austin about some of life’s most important questions

Briiz Jean-Baptiste Vicioso and Ru Hensley

Colleagues Briiz Jean-Baptise Vicioso (19) and Ru Hensley (24) talk about their experiences growing up as young queer people, how their understanding of gender and sexuality has changed over time, and the hopes they have for the work they do...

Sonya Hollins and Elvira Bernard

Sonya Hollins (55) interviews her mother Elvira Bernard [no age given] about Elvira’s decision to go back to school as single mother of four children in order to become a nurse. They also discuss hurdles Elvira faced in the nursing...

Susan Nichols and Rebecca Hernandez

One Small Step conversation partners Susan "Sue" Nichols (47) and Rebecca "Beckie" Hernandez (47) discussed growing up in Indiana, their difference over abortion, and their own Christmas traditions.

Hannah Borton and Jeffrey Breneman

One Small Step partners Hannah Borton (36) and Jeffrey "Jeff" Breneman (53) talk about some of the watershed moments in their lives, and they reflect on the state of political discourse in their community.

Leeanne Seaver and Jodi Michaels

Friends and colleagues Jodi Hope Michaels [no age given] and Leeanne Seaver [no age given] discuss their work with Global Ties Kalamazoo, reflecting on the importance of international exchange and how we can connect more deeply with one another.

William Craft and Kathy Purnell

Williams Craft [no age given] interviews his spouse Kathy Burnell (54) about her life, her relationship with her parents, childhood memories, and her education and career trajectory.

Mitchell Lettow, Stan Rajnak, and Kristi Chapman

Mitchell Lettow (36) interviews Stan Rajnak (87) and Kristi Chapman (73) about their volunteer work over the years with Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy.

Bethany Broom-Dombrowski and Tessa Masengale

Bethany Broom-Dombrowski (35) and her daughter, Tessa Masengale (15), trade memories and ask each other about their lives.

Anne Hensley and Chafe Hensley

Spouses Anne Hensley (49) and Chafe Hensley (48) discuss their future, happiness, the importance of community, and their joint business venture Weirder Wonderland LLC.

Kristin Mckinney and Savannah Mckinney

Mother Kristin Mckinney (48) invites daughter, Savannah Mckinney (28), to the booth on her 28th birthday to share memories of past birthdays and express love for friends and family.

Frances Vicioso, Regan Hanley, and CoCo Marie

Colleagues and board members of OutFront Kalamazoo Frances Vicioso (34), Regan Hanley (63), and CoCo Marie (46) share their journeys coming into their identities, reflecting on how the queer experience takes shape across different generations and communities. The three also...

Linda Mah and Hope Mutheu

One Small Step partners Linda Mah (57) and Hope Mutheu (19) talk about their upbringings and the impact of social media on current discourse. They reflect on how their social, political, and religious identities have shaped their lives.

Greg Gustin and Edgar Guzman

One Small Step conversation partners Greg Gustin (59) and Edgar Guzman (35) talk about the importance of their faiths, the ways religion has impacted their lives, and their political views.

Roommate interview

I interviewed someone on their experience living in the dorms.

Rebecca Joyce and Richard Joyce

Rebecca Joyce (50) and her father, Richard Joyce (84), trade stories from their respective service in the Peace Corps, talk about their family, and reflect on their love of travel.

Ralph Jarl

Listen in to hear how Ralph has dealt with the loss of his wife and how he’s tried to live since.

Shirley Griffin and A.E. Griffin

Husband and wife Shirley Clemens Griffin (54) and A.E. Griffin (53) talk about marriage, their growth as a couple, and their experiences with faith and religion.