Sarah Smarsh is a journalist who has reported on public policy and socioeconomic class for The New Yorker and Harper’s online, The Guardian, Guernica, and others. Smarsh’s book In the Red, on the American working poor and her upbringing in rural Kansas, is forthcoming from Scribner.
Co-published with The Guardian. You won’t get very far as a poor woman without believing you are equal to men – and if someone embodies this thought, it is Dolly Parton.
Co-published with The Guardian. How American journalists should organize and fight in such a climate is a long and uncertain discussion. But they will fight a losing battle without the trust and support of the American public.