C.J. Janovy is a veteran journalist based in Kansas City. She writes columns and edits the opinion section of the Kansas Reflector, part of the national States Newsroom network of nonprofit news sites focused on state governments. She has also been an editor and arts reporter at KCUR, Kansas City’s NPR affiliate, and editor of The Pitch, the city’s alt-weekly newspaper. Her book No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas (University Press of Kansas, 2018) won the 2019 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ nonfiction.