I Spent a Pandemic Behind a Grocery Store Cash Register
Co-published with The Nation. Ann Larson, a pandemic-era grocery store clerk and social critic, is determined to make visible how workers like her really live and think.
The True Cost of the Pandemic for Moms
Co-published with The Double Shift Podcast. What the last year has been like for a flight attendant, a congressional candidate, and a nightclub worker.
Working Single Mom Shares Challenges of Motherhood A Year Into Pandemic
Co-published with The Double Shift Podcast. It's been a year since the COVID shutdowns. A single mom in Oxford, MS shares her moving story on what the …
My Pandemic Year Behind the Checkout Counter
Co-published with The New Republic. On working amid paranoid customers, hungry shoplifters, sick co-workers, and people who just need a bathroom.
Pandemic Pain Unequally Felt As Financial Cliff Looms For The Unemployed
Co-published with WABE. With no government relief to count on, coronavirus on the rise, and a fragile economy, many jobless Georgians are bracing for a lean and …
Co-published with The Progressive. In order to determine what a progressive agenda to repair and revitalize democracy should be, we need to understand what has gone awry.
Hysterical surrealism? A pop culture for our age of economic insecurity
Co-published with The Guardian. Income inequality has spawned a new subgenre of art – less dystopian than manic and absurd.
Sexual Harassment Doesn’t Just Happen to Actors or Journalists. Talk to a Waitress
Co-published with The Guardian. There are far too many think pieces about high-level actresses and far too few about the staff at your local diner.
What’s the Common Denominator Among Sexual Harassers? Too Often, It’s Money
Co-published with The Guardian. The greater the imbalance of income and power, the more opportunity there is to take advantage. As a result, many women feel trapped …
Meet the New Class Traitors Who are Coming Out as Rich
Co-published with the Guardian. For many, talking about money, especially their own, is a social taboo. But now wealthy progressives are opening up about a system that …
Payday Lenders Kept Me Afloat When I Fell From Middle Class to Poverty
Co-published with Quartz. My odyssey from the middle class to Ace Check Cashing, speaking with a teller through a window of three-inch-thick bulletproof-glass, was simultaneously surreal and …
Why Do We Think Poor People are Poor Because of Their Own Bad Choices?
Co-published with The Guardian. If an unexpected medical emergency bankrupts you, you view yourself as a victim of bad fortune – while seeing other bankruptcy court clients …