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Author: Lori Teresa Yearwood

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 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 …

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.

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