Formerly an enterprise reporter for The Miami Herald, Lori Teresa Yearwood is now a trauma-aware journalist focusing on housing inequality across America. Her column, "How Are You Coping With That?" appears monthly in Defector. Additionally, Ms. Yearwood's work has been recently featured in The New York Times, Mother Jones, The Guardian, The San Francisco Chronicle, and many other publications. In 2022, she received a Poynter Institute fellowship at Yale University. Having collapsed and emerged from homelessness herself, Ms. Yearwood is working with a literary agent on her memoir.
Co-published with Defector. The “struggle to feel safe” is one of the most prevalent issues a psychiatrist says he sees amongst his clients, even once they are housed.
Co-published with The New Republic. In Indianapolis, like many American cities, the long shadow of segregation continues to punish Black neighborhoods—to the disproportionate benefit of white landlords.
Co-published with Defector. Greg Turner instinctively answers my question about when his homelessness started, with the earliest memory that he can claim about his life.
Co-published with Mother Jones. But I am determined to become something other than your project.
Co-published with The Washington Post. Dawn Woudenberg witnesses the pain on Salt Lake City’s streets working across from the homeless shelter where she used to sleep.
Co-published with Slate. Teaching the legal profession to understand the effects of trauma.
Co-published with Slate. In 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 Slate. Priscilla Purvis is one of tens of millions of Americans who are struggling with financial insecurity and sleeplessness during the pandemic.