Remarkable Photos Show What Harm Reduction Actually Looks Like
Co-published with Mother Jones. Don’t believe the conservative fear mongering.
Memphis May Have the Sweetest Water in the World, But Toxic Waste Could Ruin It All – A Comic
Co-published with The Guardian. Across a cluster of low-income, mostly Black neighborhoods, toxic waste sites risk contaminating an aquifer and endangering the lives of residents with noxious emissions.
Rural Tennessee Is Losing More Hospitals Than Anywhere in the U.S., But COVID Isn’t Fully to Blame
Co-published with 100 Days in Appalachia. Communities across Appalachia, especially in Tennessee, are struggling to maintain hospital care.
Appalachia’s Hospital Closures Are a Slow-Motion Health Care Emergency
Co-published with The Nation. Unless there are drastic changes to how we apportion health care in this country, the future of rural care will be either …
‘They Deserve To Be Heard’: Sick and Dying Coal Ash Cleanup Workers Fight for Their Lives
Co-published with The Guardian and Southerly. Hundreds of workers fell ill after cleaning up America’s largest industrial disaster without proper gear. Twelve years …
Arsonists Torched Highlander’s Main Office. But You Can’t Burn Down an Idea.
Co-published with In These Times. Labor, civil rights and social justice activists have trained at the historic Highlander Research and Education Center for generations.
Passive, Poor and White? What People Keep Getting Wrong About Appalachia
Co-published with The Guardian. To satisfy an elitist, narrative fetish about ‘Trump Country’, photographers from outside have long ignored my region’s diversity
Working-Class Women are Too Busy for Gender Theory – But They’re Still Feminists
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, …
A Town Under Trial
This story originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Oxford American with support from EHRP. What an unsolved double murder in Kentucky reveals about America’s military-industrial complex.