This week, we’re sharing stories from Sarah Zhang, Jameson Rich, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Tristan McConnell, and Merritt Mecham.
Sarah Zhang | The Atlantic | November 18, 2020 | 31 minutes (7,888 words)
In 2019, only 18 babies in Denmark were born with Down syndrome. Prenatal testing is changing who gets born and who doesn’t.
Jameson Rich | OneZero | November 18, 2020 | 17 minutes (4,353 words)
“A device connected to my heart could save my life. It could also be hacked.”
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers | Kenyon Review | November 11, 2020 | 13 minutes (3,257 words)
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers recounts her mother’s efforts to overcome voter suppression in Georgia, and as a 9-year old, her own special role in helping elderly Black people to vote in the 1976 U.S. presidential election.
Tristan McConnell | Emergence Magazine | November 18, 2020 | 20 minutes (5,070 words)
“Anyone can walk in the woods, but who truly knows them?” Tristan McConnell writes about the shrinking mountain forests of Mount Kenya, and the people there with a deep understanding of the land and the trees.
Merritt Mecham | Bright Wall/Dark Room | November 9, 2020 | 15 minutes (3,953 words)
“I understand drawing the line at (Muppet) cannibalism and murder, but I also have to admit that the current zeitgeist has me flocking to these sketches more often than ever.”