Kastalia Medrano

Kastalia Medrano is a New York-based journalist who has yet to establish a personal #brand. Her writing has appeared at National Geographic, Pacific Standard, Real Life, Nautilus, Ploughshares, Inverse, and others. RTs = unwavering personal convictions 

Open Minds

An Anxious Person’s Guide to Making the Holidays Bearable

An expert's tips for how to get through all the crushing merriment that lies ahead.
Kastalia Medrano
12.20.17
Livable Planet

Fight Goes Local After Trump's EPA Ditched Obama's Clean Power Plan

Just like when Trump pulled out of the Paris climate agreement, officials at the community level must step up to address America's energy crisis.
Kastalia Medrano
10.17.17
Open Minds

Not Every Trauma Results in PTSD

There's a difference between an intrusive thought and an actual flashback.
Kastalia Medrano
10.17.17
Rise Up

Here's Why Hope Solo is Fighting the United States Soccer Federation

The high profile soccer star is unapologetically demanding that female athletes be paid at the same rate as their male counterparts.
Kastalia Medrano
10.16.17
Voices

DeRay McKesson Tells Young Activists What It Takes to Run for Office

The activist and educator tells us whether young people with zero political experience could change American politics.
Kastalia Medrano
10.10.17
Frontier

Over One Thousand Activists Met in Colombia for the World's Largest Youth Forum for Global Peace

One Young World gathered young leaders and innovators creating solutions for climate change, the refugee crisis, genocide, sexual violence, terrorism, global poverty, and more.
Kastalia Medrano
10.9.17
Frontier

Girlgaze Is Fighting the Gender Gap by Giving Opportunities to Gen Z Female Photographers

Media icon Amanda de Cadenet is empowering women through a multi-platform social media movement.
Kastalia Medrano
10.6.17
Rise Up

As Thousands of Rohingya Muslims Flee Genocide in Myanmar, Here's How to Help

Severe international criticism is being leveled at state leadership for ignoring the massive humanitarian crisis, but mobilization efforts are under way.
Kastalia Medrano
9.28.17
Rise Up

Trump's Travel Ban Is Back and the Fight is Still On

How people leave and enter the country is on the line once again, but the new ban is not a done deal.
Kastalia Medrano
9.26.17
Voices

This Activist Uses Spoken Word Performances to Educate People on Climate Change

Eco-conscious spoken word activist Prince Ea tells VICE Impact about using his platform to educate people about climate change through art.
Kastalia Medrano
9.25.17
Rise Up

Health Care of 21 Million on the Line as Obamacare Repeal Back in Play

Here's how you can weigh in on the Graham-Cassidy Bill, the Senate GOP's latest and even more divisive attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, as it nears a possible vote.
Kastalia Medrano
9.25.17
Livable Planet

How Ryan Miller and His Band Guster are Earth-minded Rock Stars

The eco-conscious musician shares how he and his band have been able to commit to an environmentally-friendly lifestyle on the road.
Kastalia Medrano
9.21.17
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