Two new books see disability as a source of solidarity.
Cheri Lucas Rowlands
Cheri has been an editor at Longreads since 2014. She's currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Finding Awe Amid Everyday Splendor
“A new field of psychology has begun to quantify an age-old intuition: Feeling awe is good for us.”
Tripping for the Planet: Psychedelics and Climate Activism
“With more states legalizing psychedelics, activists are interested in exploring their power.”
‘This Place Belongs to You’
“Joshua Tree National Park is synonymous with the desert. Yet record numbers of guests threaten to overwhelm its beauty, wildlife, and small staff.”
In a Famed Kenyan Game Park, the Animals Are Giving Up
“As a climate change-induced drought wears on, it’s putting more pressure on wildlife, livestock, and people.”
The Incredible Story of Finding My Brother in My 60s
“We were born a week apart, in the same hospital, to different mothers.”
Parting the Waters
“Generations of family memories wash away in Silver Falls.”
Can 3-D Printing Help Solve the Housing Crisis?
“Standard construction can be slow, costly, and inefficient. Machines might do it better.”
Space to Breathe
“I can suction while gathering my spirits, while holding out for my son’s right to exist, to be present, to take up space, to interrupt ‘usual’ life.”
Getting Lost in the World’s Largest Stack of Menus
“Menus provide a window into history, a vital connection to our foodways.”