Louise McLoughlin is a freelance journalist who has reported from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the US. She has a special interest in women's rights, identity, and mental health. She strongly believes that the pizza in Chicago is just as good as New York's.
Matteo Salvini’s anti-immigrant political campaign coincided with a surge of racist abuse and attacks. Black Italians fear another oncoming wave.
The war in Ukraine became a magnet for white supremacists from around the world, who fought on both sides of the conflict, living out their battlefield fantasies.
Ultranationalists and football hooligans have become willing foot soldiers in Poland’s neverending culture war. Whereas immigrants were once the main target, now it’s LGBTQ people.
The stable economic powerhouse at the heart of the European Union is also home to the continent's biggest, and wildest, anti-lockdown movement.
Going to crash sites, talking to grieving families, and listening to black box recordings takes an emotional toll.
"In the beginning my body felt invaded. And I didn’t know who made up the other half of me.”