This week, we’re sharing stories from Eli Murray, Rebecca Woolington, and Corey G. Johnson, Ava Kofman, Olly Nze, Dina Gachman, and Larissa Pham.
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Eli Murray, Rebecca Woolington, Corey G. Johnson | Tampa Bay Times | March 24, 2021 | 6,560 words
“Hundreds of workers at a Tampa lead smelter have been exposed to dangerous levels of the neurotoxin. The consequences have been profound.”
2. The Broken Front Line
Ava Kofman | ProPublica | April 7, 2021 | 5,890 words
“The wave of coronavirus cases that swept across the country late last year put even the most battle-hardened EMTs under unprecedented psychological strain.”
Olly Nze | The Audacity | March 24, 2021 | 2,427 words
“The day I told her I was gay, the hugs changed. They became longer and tighter, like she was trying to hug the sin out of me.”
4. Feel Right at Home
Dina Gachman | Texas Highways | April 7, 2021 | 3,029 words
“Now I live near Brushy Creek instead of the Seine or the Pacific, and I’m not the first to make that sharp midlife turn from the city to the suburbs. ”
Larissa Pham | The Believer | April 1, 2021 | 4,100 words
“Can we fall in love completely without completely losing ourselves?”