Author: Bobbi Dempsey

Bobbi Dempsey is the author of several nonfiction books, including Degrees of Desperation: The Working-Class Struggle to Pay for College. She has been writing for EHRP since 2018, including resonant personal essays on her own experience of poverty. She has also written for The Guardian, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Parade and Harper’s, winning an award from the American Society of Journalists & Authors.

Co-published with The Washington PostCompounding medical crises essentially cut her off from the world.

Co-published with HuffPost. We need to support Sesame Street to ensure it is available to all children, or we will lose what we began to achieve …

Co-published with Curbed. Officially, entire chunks of my childhood don’t exist.

Co-published with The Guardian. Oreo and Mitzi were sick but since we couldn’t pay thousands of dollars immediately, we couldn’t get the care they needed.

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