Serena Solomon

Religion

Meet the Woke Young People Trying to Make Christianity Cool Again

The Christian leaders of tomorrow are surprisingly progressive on issues like LGBTQ rights, the environment, and racial inequality.
Serena Solomon
11.3.17
crime

The Sex Offender Registry Leaves Female Sex Offenders Open to Abuse

"It's harder to say, 'Well, I don't want to do this with you,' or 'I want to wait to have sex.' How do you assert a boundary when you have broken a law?"
Serena Solomon
10.25.17
Health

The Conservative Christian Moms Pushing for More Legal Weed in Texas

"We are the most unlikely people to be doing this."
Serena Solomon
3.27.17
immigration

Inside the Border Town That Would Be Split in Two by Trump's Wall

Donald Trump has called Laredo dangerous, but residents here are more worried about his proposed policies than crime.
Serena Solomon
3.23.17
Health

How People Commemorate the Day They Got Amputated

Inside the growing trend of "ampuversaries."
Serena Solomon
2.27.17
immigration

The Undocumented Immigrants Trying to Get Sent to Detention

Sometimes, the only way to fix the system is to infiltrate it.
Serena Solomon
2.4.17
education

More American Students Are Graduating Because High School Is Getting Less Boring

Lessons on technology and social skills are keeping kids engaged and in the classroom.
Serena Solomon
12.29.16
Stuff

The Legal Industry for Kidnapping Teens

Youth transportation services are essentially for-hire kidnappers who take "at-risk" youth from their homes to behavioural programs, per the instructions of their parents.
Serena Solomon
11.30.16
Stuff

What Happens to Your Stuff When You Get Deported?

Immigrants are regularly deported with only the clothes on their back—no cellphones, no ID, no cash.
Serena Solomon
8.11.16
Stuff

Why Americans Renounce Their Citizenship

The rare citizen-based taxation laws in the US can make life hell for Americans living abroad, to the point that some cut ties with the United States altogether.
Serena Solomon
7.18.16
Stuff

What It's Like to Become an American Citizen on the Fourth of July

"I guess the best day in my life was when I got married, but really the best day of my life was that day."
Serena Solomon
7.4.16
Stuff

How HIV-Positive Immigrants Get Stranded Abroad Without Meds

A small subset of green card applicants has to leave the US for medical screening, and those who are HIV-positive may end up without access to their medication for months.
Serena Solomon
5.10.16
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