Kathleen Pointer is a freelance journalist working mostly in the Midwest though she spends a significant amount of her time traveling all over. Her reporting topics include health care, local politics and spotlights on community leaders.
Although not originally from the area, Kathleen hails from Kansas City and has degrees in journalism and women’s studies from the University of Missouri, she made Chicago her home for the last five years. It was easy for her to fall in love with the vibrancy of this city and she has enjoyed finding ways to get involved with the local community, especially through social justice events and rallies.
Recently, she presented at the Chicago NOW’s Give Your Choice A Voice speak out and fundraiser. She also enjoys sharing other stories and essays at live lit reading events.
Kathleen is currently serving on Chicago NOW’s executive board as the organization’s secretary. She joined the board in 2015. She is particularly passionate about reproductive health issues, combating racism, and supporting LGBTQ rights. Her No. 1 goal at Chicago NOW is working to make sure all feminism is intersectional feminism.