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Co-published with Slate. A woman who lived her life homeless in Los Angeles almost got the help she needed. Her story shows everything could be different.

ASJA Writing Award Winner, Best First-Person Essay | In a building teeming with addiction and violence, it dawned on me: The VA is not in the business of serving veterans like me.

Co-published with DefectorThe “struggle to feel safe” is one of the most prevalent issues a psychiatrist says he sees amongst his clients, even once they are housed.

Co-published with The Washington Post. Some pregnancies and births are difficult enough to give mothers PTSD. When a pregnancy is unwanted, the physical and psychological strains will be even more severe.

Co-published with Parents MagazineThe condition impacts up to 17 percent of birthing people, but it's often underdiagnosed and undertreated, especially among lower-income patients.

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 been unhoused.”

Co-published with SlateTeaching the legal profession to understand the effects of trauma.

Co-published with The Boston Globe. ‘Grit’ and ‘resilience’ have become buzzwords to praise individual survival skills. But focusing on these traits skew conversations away from equity.

Co-published with Slate. Among homeless people, PTSD is widespread and widely overlooked.

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