Author and visionary of this LWV series “Forgotten Foremothers”
Kathryn S. Gardiner received her bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from Ball State University and her master’s degree in Screenwriting from Hollins University in Roanoke, Va. From 2007 to 2015, Kathryn was the editor of special products for the Hoosier Times in Bloomington, In. There, she spearheaded The South-Central Indiana Wedding Guide, H&L, INstride, BizNet, and Adventure Indiana. She spent more than three years as an amateur mixed martial arts fighter, “retiring” in 2011 with a record of 2-2 (or 3-2, if you count her Muay Thai bout in Las Vegas, which she likes to).
Kathryn became a member of the League of Women Voters in 2016, joining her parents who have been members since her childhood. She currently teaches screenwriting at Ball State and lives with a marvelous tabby cat named Cairo.
It should be remembered that both same-sex relationships and “gender inappropriate clothing” were illegal at this time. Police harassment was constant; a gay couple even holding hands was an arrestable offense. During…