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Author: Lori Teresa Yearwood

Lori Teresa Yearwood's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, The Guardian, Slate, and many other publications. Additionally, Ms. Yearwood speaks nationwide about the intersection of trauma-aware journalism and the well-being of our communities. In 2022, Ms. Yearwood received two prestigious fellowships: one from Poynter Institute fellowship at Yale, and another at the USC Annenberg Health Foundation. She is currently working on her memoir.

Published by The New York TimesVoices from the tents, shelters, cars, motels and couches of America. Former EHRP reporter Lori Teresa Yearwood helped The Times Opinion develop this project and died before publication.

Co-published with DefectorAs a full-time worker, as well as a single mom responsible for three children, Nieshea Walker still can’t afford the average market-rate rental apartment in Cincinnati.

Co-published with Slate. A woman who lived her life homeless in Los Angeles almost got the help she needed. Her story shows everything could be different.

Co-published with DefectorThe “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 RepublicIn 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 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 been unhoused.”

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.

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