Three asylum seekers navigate coronavirus and climate change at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week
This week, we’re sharing stories from Rukmini Callimachi, Annie Waldman and Joshua Kaplan, Jesmyn Ward, Hillery Stone, and Alice Driver.
Death as a Work of Art
“He tried to explain that the tomb was his final creative act, one that he would make with love, as he had made ceramics daily for the past forty-four years.”
What’s Love Got to Do With It?
“Although the world has made space for more diverse women, we are still expected to fill the role of the one who wants to be loved, to be a mother when perhaps we only ever wanted to paint, to write, to explore the world alone, on our own terms.”
My Spoon, Your Bullet
Alice Driver reports from the November protests against the Colombian government of President Iván Duque Márquez.
¡Ay qué niñas!
Niños migrantes, muchos de los cuales son menores no acompañados, viajaron a la frontera de los Estados Unidos para escapar de violencia y pedir asilo. ¿Alguien está escuchando sus historias?
Migrant children, many of whom are unaccompanied minors, are traveling to the U.S. border to escape violence and seek asylum. Is anyone listening to their stories?
El camino al asilo
Las mujeres trans migran para escapar de la violencia y mantenerse con vida. Alice Driver acompañó a una de estas mujeres en su viaje.
The Road to Asylum
Trans women migrate to escape violence and stay alive. Alice Driver accompanied one of these women on her journey.
No Journalist Should Have to Know How to Survive in Prison
After a recent trip to Myanmar, Alice Driver considers the ever-present dangers for journalists there and in Mexico, where she lives.