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Author: Lori Teresa Yearwood

Lori Teresa Yearwood is a trauma-informed reporting fellow for the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Her work has also been recently featured in the Washington Post, the Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, the American Prospect, and many other publications. Photo © Preston Gannaway

Co-published with The New York TimesDebt is a hidden burden for Americans experiencing homelessness.

Co-published with DefectorOn the anniversary of her mother’s passing, Autumn Stenberg shares how she continues to cope with “the weight of the responsibility of my mom having …

Co-published with DefectorViolette knows she is not alone in her housing insecurity, and wants to give hope to others that adaptability is possible.

Co-published with The Washington PostDawn Woudenberg witnesses the pain on Salt Lake City’s streets working across from the homeless shelter where she used to sleep.

Co-published with SlateTeaching the legal profession to understand the effects of trauma.

Co-published with SlateIn January 2019, approximately 2,800 people were experiencing homelessness on any given day in Utah. But that was before the pandemic, in which millions of …

Co-published with MIT Technology Review. What I’ve learned: self-acceptance is the first difficult step.

Co-published with SlatePriscilla Purvis is one of tens of millions of Americans who are struggling with financial insecurity and sleeplessness during the pandemic.

Co-published with The American ProspectA vicious cycle of sleeplessness and financial deprivation persists in low-income communities during the pandemic.

Co-published with Slate. I learned racial ambiguity was not something I could afford.

Co-published with Slate. A 22-year-old takes to the streets of a restless Salt Lake City.

Co-published with Slate. What do stay-at-home orders mean when there’s nowhere to stay?

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