Thanks for asking.
Prairie Center blog is the creation of Rebecca Terk (aka flyingtomato), whose various endeavors have included organic farming, community organizing, university instructing, bartending, recording oral histories, disc jockey-ing, lobbying, writing columns, and proofreading. A native Vermonter, it’s been nearly three decades since I moved to South Dakota, whose landscape I adore and whose politics I
abhor think could use a strong dose of racial justice, intersectional feminism, and progressive populism.
This blog was begun in Dakota homelands–Prairie Center Township, on a dilapidated old farmstead surrounded by what experts refer to as “hard-used” remnant prairie, overlooking the Vermillion River in Southeast South Dakota. It was continued for a spell on the Coteau Des Prairies in the northeastern corner of the state. Now, I’m writing from He Sapa–the Black Hills–homeland of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation), as well as all the other places I travel as a rural organizer.
No matter where I am, I keep the prairie at my center.