Grief and COVID-19: Interviewing loved ones left behind

COVID-19 has devastated the world in less than a year, killing nearly 900,000 people and infecting more than 27 million. Loved ones are left behind to grieve their loss at the hands of a virus that has, and will, continue to upend our way of life. Grief counselors and doctors are practiced in the task of speaking with those who have recently lost someone in their lives. Now, more journalists are taking up that mantle. The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN are just a few of the outlet

Young journalists band together to report stories of teens helping during the pandemic

In March, 18-year-old Dylan Carlson began an internship at News Decoder, a global educational news service for young people. Later that month, European countries began implementing lockdowns to combat COVID-19. The France-based outlet advised its staff to work from home. Shortly after, News Decoder joined the Teenage Reporting Project COVID-19, a platform for teenage journalists around the world to share their reporting on ways their peers are helping during the pandemic — at a time when young

London Model Gets Real About Racism In The Industry

Model Lulu Stone talks about her experiences as a mixed-race model “Most hair stylists don’t know how to work with afro-hair, so I just set it myself,” said London-based model Lulu Stone. At London’s Fashion Week last September, the 23-year-old recalled being one of only two mixed-race models on her runway and left alone until the end by the hairstylists and make-up artists. “None of the artists would come near us,” Ms Stone said of her first time at Fashion Week. “The experience made me feel

Boston Women's March Overtakes Boston Common | NeighborMedia.org

On Saturday, Jan. 21, more than 175,000 women, men and children gathered in the Boston Common for the Boston Women’s March, according to an estimation by city officials. The march took place one day after Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States. Attendees came together to unite their voices against the new movements in Washington, D.C., under Trump. Signs were waved across the sea of people in the Common with phrases popular for each movement such as: “My Uterus, My Choice,

I Got My Ass Kicked At EVE Wrestling And Had The Time Of My Life

I went to London's only all-women wrestling academy and released my inner beast! The scent of sweat smacks me hard in the face. At first, I think I may have accidentally walked into the armpit of a burly construction worker just coming off a twelve-hour shift. It’s the sweet smell of women who unashamedly drop-kick and body-slam each other across a 16x16 wrestling ring on a Sunday afternoon for entertainment and for glory. I am about to become one of them. The EVE Wrestling Academy holds al

Reporting the pandemic's ever-changing facts

This article is part of our online coverage of reporting on COVID-19. To see more resources, click here. In late March, the World Health Organization discouraged people from wearing face masks in public unless they were showing flu-like symptoms. Less than a week later, the Centers for Disease Control changed that advice. In January, when COVID-19 had just begun to reach the shores of Europe and the Americas, the most widespread advice was to simply wash your hands for 20 seconds. Three months

Grief and COVID-19: Interviewing loved ones left behind

COVID-19 has devastated the world in less than a year, killing nearly 900,000 people and infecting more than 27 million. Loved ones are left behind to grieve their loss at the hands of a virus that has, and will, continue to upend our way of life. Grief counselors and doctors are practiced in the task of speaking with those who have recently lost someone in their lives. Now, more journalists are taking up that mantle. The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN are just a few of the outlet

Homeless Women In London Can't Access Donated Menstrual Supplies

Charlie Piper, 30, was living on the streets of Surrey before arriving in London two months ago. Charlie and her Pitbull-mix, Bonnie, spend their days and nights on the London streets, typically around Leicester Square. Like many homeless people, Charlie regularly goes without food and shelter, and like many homeless women, she struggles every month to access tampons and pads. “If I can’t get them I’ll steal them,” said Ms Piper, with a shrug, as she eats a bowl of leftover food given to her by