GLENWOOD, Iowa, U.S.A. – My heart sank as I sat down to write this, as it has whenever there has been a terrorist attack committed by American citizens based off of hate, anger, and animosity towards fellow American citizens.
Growing up as a white girl in Iowa, I’ve been inspired and excited when I find myself among people of diverse races and religions. These have been experiences I’ve gained mostly outside of the Midwest, experiences that simply don’t extend much into my part of the heartland.
Written with YJI Senior Correspondent, Mugdha Gurram
FORT WORTH, Texas, U.S.A. – Tough, independent and inspiring women are the rule at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
“The cowgirl – a true American original – comes from a long line of courageous women,” says the narrator of the short film, Spirit of the Cowgirl, which plays in a small theater right inside the museum entrance.