Collier Meyerson, WIRED

Collier Meyerson


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  • The Nation
  • Splinter
  • Jezebel

Past articles by Collier:

My Phone Keeps Me Sane During This Crisis

What happens when the only device that can make you stop crying is exactly the device that is making you cry? → Read More

Is This the End of Oversharing?

The internet has been reshaped by a fresh anxiety over posting—and revealing—too much. → Read More

VSCO Girls Are Just Banal Victorian Archetypes

The VSCO girls who rise to the top of my feed are a new version of an enduring image of piousness and demureness as the ultimate ambition. → Read More

The YouTubers Who Changed the Landscape for #NaturalHair

“It’s just hair, but it’s more than that. Every culture has held meaning in hair." → Read More

The Last Black Man in San Francisco Reveals the City's Lost Authenticity

A new film tackles San Francisco’s gentrification problem and what it means for a displaced community. → Read More

Instacart Delivers Groceries, but Detaches Us From Our Food

The less we touch our food, the further we get away from its significance. → Read More

The Invisible Reality of Brand-New Motherhood on Instagram

Instagram is full of serene, beautiful, caftan-clad mothers. But nothing on the platform really focuses on the visceral ravages experienced by a postpartum body. → Read More

Crispr Babies, IVF, and the Ethics of Genetic Class Warfare

He Jiankui was broadly condemned for editing the DNA of twins. But more widely used forms of gene editing, like IVF, perpetuate inequality by design. → Read More

When Kids Don’t Count

The Census already drastically undercounts children. Will “zero tolerance” make it worse? → Read More

It’s Time for Americans to Reckon with the True History of Racial Oppression in this Country

In “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America” Jeffery Robinson aims to help us do just that. → Read More

For Women of Color, the Child Welfare System Functions Like the Criminal Justice System

Mothers of color are scrutinized by authority figures—and then punished. → Read More

Economic vs. Racial Justice Is a ‘False Choice,’ Says the New Working Families Party Director

Maurice Mitchell wants the WFP to be a political home for working-class people of every race. → Read More

Black Americans Face ‘Impossible Choices’ at Election Time. Alicia Garza Wants to Change That.

The co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement talked to The Nation about her initiative to engage skeptics and build political power among black communities. → Read More

A Crop of Reform-Minded Mayors Is Trying to Fix Policing and Fight Mass Incarceration

In their choice of a police chief and through other local initiatives, mayors can make major strides in improving the way their constituents interact with police and the criminal justice system. → Read More

Do We Need to Redefine Masculinity—or Get Rid of It?

It might not be enough to expand on masculinity’s so-called “innate properties.” We might have to rethink the idea of innate manhood altogether. → Read More

#MeToo Is Changing the Definition of ‘Bad Sex’

The “enthusiastic consent” standard imagines a future in which pressure and coercion aren’t part of bad sex at all. → Read More

Why Claudia Rankine Writes for the Resistance

The poet and essayist sees this as a moment of opportunity, not just struggle. → Read More

6 Perspectives on the Future of #MeToo

Our writers reflect on how this remarkable moment of accountability can grow and endure. → Read More

Protesters Against Police Violence Risk the Very Thing They’re Fighting

In Baton Rouge, community members protesting Alton Sterling’s death faced police brutality, unjustified arrests, and jail time—and lasting trauma. → Read More

Prosecutors Keep Their Jobs by Putting People in Jail. Can They Be Leaders in the Fight for Criminal-Justice Reform?

A new wave of “progressive” prosecutors has made big promises. But is it possible for them to bring change when they are so reliant on law enforcement to do their jobs? → Read More