Brian Cabell interviews poet and painter Kathleen Heideman, who’s also the president of Save the Wild UP, and the daughter-in-law of Fred and June Rydholm. Kathleen explains how a Wisconsin farm girl ended up in Antarctica for two months and now finds herself enchanted by the Yellow Dog Plains.
BC: What were you like as a little girl?
KH: I was very solitary. I would very happily spend hours in the woods when I wasn’t doing my barn chores or my homework. I was always running away to find a spot where I could be uninterrupted for reading or making drawings or writing. I was sure I was going to be an artist from my earliest age.
BC: Did you have friends?
KH: Not that many. I was kind of introverted but it wasn’t entirely my choice. We were isolated on our farm, I think, and I didn’t really relate to some of the neighbor kids at that age.
BC: Did you do anything “crazy” as a teenager?
KH: Absolutely not. My parents got off so easy. I saved it all for my thirties.
Read the full interview here: http://www.marquettemagazine.com/straighttalk-with-kathleen-heideman/