Author: Melissa Chadburn

Melissa Chadburn has written for Guernica, Buzzfeed, Poets & Writers, Salon, American Public Media’s Marketplace, Al Jazeera America, and dozens of other places.

Co-published with Longreads. Melissa Chadburn challenges her own belief that environmental justice issues are reserved for people of privilege.

Co-published with The New York Review of Books. When you are always on the run, from the bill collectors or the Man, or people in suits checking up on you, you need foods with a long

Co-published with The New York Review of BooksMelissa Chadburn on anger, organizing, and the persistence necessary to carry on.

Co-published with CityLabUsually, the public benefits of gambling deteriorate over time. But many American cities still pin their economic hopes on casinos.

Co-published with Proximity Magazine. On being skipped over or paraded in front of a crowd.

Co-published with DAME MagazineActivists like undocumented worker Sandra Henriquez have put their lives on the line to protest injustice. Under a Trump administration, progressives might want to follow their lead.

Co-published with Los Angeles Review of Books. Tactics to combat pay theft and protect the writing community.

Co-published with Lenny LetterDuring a chaotic coming-of-age, a Christmas tree was a symbol of hope and love.

Co-published with The Establishment. After being heavily governed your whole life—told when to eat, when to sleep, when to come home—you’re suddenly set free to make your own choices. There is no other stop after foster care if

Co-published with Jezebel. It is possible to break the rules and get away with it in America—but only if you're rich.

Co-published with Jezebel. The story of these people was not one of a lack of resilience but of too many systems to navigate.

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