poverty

Walmart Grocery Pick-Up Is A New Thing. Do We Still Hate Them?

I hate to love Walmart. It’s a complicated relationship, and their new car-side Walmart grocery pick-up is not making it any easier. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.22.17   |   SHARE
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What The Poor Won't Tell You

All I wanted, most days, was a cute apartment with big windows, sheer curtains billowing in the breeze, where I could sit comfortably and read a book. Read...
Alaina Leary    |   09.14.17   |   SHARE
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I feel less vulnerable when I’m there, more capable, with greater access to the necessities and niceties that make up a more stable life.

Why I Still Shop At Walmart Even Though Everyone Says Not To

I’ve come to like going to Walmart, for the simplest and most humbling reason. Read...
Kat Stromquist    |   09.5.17   |   SHARE
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Cop Buying Diapers For A Struggling Mom Illuminates The Stark Truth Of Babies In Poverty

While this is a good time to offer praise for a police officer's kindness, it's an even better time to talk about what it's like to be a young mother Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.1.17   |   SHARE
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For the past five years, “Humanit-HAIR-ian” Mark Bustos has been giving free haircuts to homeless people in NYC. PhotoCredit: @MarkBustos Instagram

Lovers & Fighters In America: Mark Bustos Gives Free Haircuts To The Homeless In NYC

Bustos first got the notion to offer haircuts to those in need in May of 2012 during a trip to his family’s home country, the Philippines. He was Read...
Shannon Day    |   06.9.17   |   SHARE
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Generations, Disabled AND IN POVERTY: A Response To The Washington Post

Disabled people are being killed slowly by a system that does not value us and we live in fear of things becoming even worse under Trump. Read...
Katie Tastrom    |   06.5.17   |   SHARE
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What happens when organic food prices out those who are struggling just to stay out of bankruptcy?

The Struggle With Fast Fashion (And Other Problems Of Privilege)

This is the thing about being poor, this kind of discernment comes at a price you can’t afford. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   03.30.17   |   SHARE
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When you hold travel up on some kind of pedestal, you sound classist as hell. Image: Joshua Earle/Unsplash.

Your Obsession With Travel Sure Feels Classist To Me

I don’t get out much — and it’s not because I’m boring or don’t have a sense of adventure or don’t care about learning about the larger world: It’s Read...
Katherine DM Clover    |   12.21.16   |   SHARE
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