I never expected to struggle like this.

Dancing On The Poverty Line: It Was Never Supposed To Be Like This

Back when we decided to have a baby together, we had a plan. She was never, ever going to have to work full-time. She was going to work part-time, Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   03.3.16   |   SHARE
Everyone needs help now and then. There's no shame in it.

Poverty, Aid And Not Begrudging People That Need Help

Ever hear the phrase, “We were poor growing up, but I didn't know it?” It was a common refrain in my family. When my mother and aunt speak about Read...
Michaela Mitchell    |   10.9.15   |   SHARE
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Why Gwyneth Was Wrong About The Food Stamp SNAP Challenge

Gwyneth's attempt to eat on a food stamp budget failed to take into account the reality of living in poverty. Read...
Jody Allard    |   04.20.15   |   SHARE
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Oscars Voter Raises Question: What Does A Racist Look Like?

According to an Academy Awards voter, the right sort of people, with the right sort of education and connections, can't be racist. Read...
Noah Berlatsky    |   02.20.15   |   SHARE

Meet Our New Everything: Carmen Dell'Orefice, The 83-Year-Old Working Model

Get your votive candles ready because we're going to build a shrine. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   02.12.15   |   SHARE
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I Lived In Poverty To Save My Son From Daycare

Why do we find it more acceptable for parents to be emotionally unavailable to their children than we do for them to choose to live below the poverty Read...
Bobbi Parish of The Good Men Project    |   01.18.15   |   SHARE
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11 Women Dead From Botched Sterilization Surgeries In India

In 2012 alone, 4.6 million women underwent sterilization surgery, fueled by government quotas and financial incentives for doctors. Read...
Katie Tandy   |   11.11.14   |   SHARE
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UN Finds Climate Change Disproportionately Affects Women

Following the largest climate-change demonstration in history, the UN Climate Summit could spurn an overdue examination of the Earth's pending demise. Read...
Kelley Calkins   |   09.23.14   |   SHARE