as told to

as told to

I Got Banned From the U.S. When Airport Security Found My Coke Texts

I was immediately sent back to the U.K. when immigration officials said they’d found a reference to cocaine on my phone.
Isabella Brazier-Jones
6.20.19
trauma

I'm a Paramedic, Please Stop Asking Me About the Worst Thing I've Ever Seen

As a first responder, I’ve been asked this question countless times. Trust me, you don’t want to know.
Alex Miniato
4.9.19
supreme court

I Was Arrested for Protesting Brett Kavanaugh's Senate Confirmation Hearing

Heidi Sieck, the first member of the public allowed to enter the hearing room, says protesting Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination was worth getting arrested.
Heidi Sieck
9.5.18
Drugs

What It's Like to Be a Big-Time Female Coke Trafficker

"We were moving like 60 keys a week. I brought in my dad and my stepbrother and we were off and running."
Brandi Davis
7.30.18
Tonic

What It's Like to Have an Irrational Fear of Thunderstorms

"If the news said thunderstorms were in the forecast, I'd be too scared to go to school."
Emmy Ruijven
7.17.18
Essays

I Learned About My Dad’s Secret Family After His Death

“Even after you’re dead, people are eventually going to find out about who you really were.”
Ollie Start
7.6.18
Drugs

I Was a Cocaine Kingpin's Ride-or-Die

"When he came home, I would wake up and help him count the money."
Erika “Reika” Carter
5.18.18
Religion

How I Became a Satanist

Well, technically I'm a Luciferian witch, but try explaining that to a Bible-beater.
Jason Bunch
4.25.18
Drugs

What It's Like to Be Married to a Mexican Drug Trafficker

"Two days before my daughter was born, they kidnapped my husband's bodyguard. At dawn on the day she was born, we found him hanging from a bridge."
Andrea Juárez
4.3.18
Early Works

'Grace and Frankie' Star June Diane Raphael Was Almost an Athlete Instead

The actor gave us a window into growing up and her experience at NYU.
June Diane Raphael
3.28.18
Faith

I Will Die to Protect This Holy Well in the West Bank

The first-person story of Archimandrite Ioustinos, the guardian of Jacob's Well in the West Bank.
Archimandrite Ioustinos
3.22.18
Faith

I Died, Met God, and Came Back as a Roots Healer

The first-person story of Bishop Dickerson, one of the last roots workers in Mississippi.
Bishop Dickerson
2.2.18
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