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Alice Driver


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Alice:

The Promised Land

A trans activist from El Salvador who has helped countless trans migrant women fight for asylum in the U.S. finds asylum for herself. → Read More

Mexican Cops Do Trump’s Dirty Work Thwarting Asylum Seekers

Mexico is not paying for ‘The Wall,’ but some officials are playing the U.S. administration’s game along the border, and the human cost is high. → Read More

Real Stories From Life Inside the Migrant Caravan

Interviews and stories from the people looking for a safer life. → Read More

Real Stories From Life Inside the Migrant Caravan

Interviews and stories from the people looking for a safer life. → Read More

When You Carry All That You Love With You

Alice Driver travels into the heart of the caravan. → Read More

See the Migrant Caravan Arriving in Mexico City

Central American migrants are still hundreds of miles from the U.S. border. See photos of the caravan arriving in Mexico City. → Read More

Like Mother, (Un)Like Daughter: Portraits of Indonesian Women Defining Their Own Femininity

We talked to photographer Nadia Rompas about her series that unpacks mother-daughter relationships and gender stereotypes in Indonesia. → Read More

The Road to Asylum

Trans women migrate to escape violence and stay alive. Alice Driver accompanied one of these women on her journey. → Read More

'He Might Change His Mind in Minutes or Hours.' Migrant Mothers React to Trump Ending Border Separations

"He might change his mind in minutes or hours," said one woman who hadn't seen her son in more than a month. → Read More

How One Reporter Uncovered the US Role in a Mexico Massacre

In 2011, Miguel Ángel Treviño and his brother Omar, two of the most wanted drug kingpins in Mexico, sent members of the criminal syndicate Zetas to murder and disappear entire families in Allende, Mexico. ProPublica's Ginger Thompson spent two years investigating the role of the US Drug Enforcement Administration in the massacre by gaining the trust of the citizens in the town. → Read More


What it’s like to be trans when both language and laws refuse to recognize your identity

Daniela Vega, like other members of the trans community in Latin America, has spent a lifetime navigating both the gendered Spanish language and laws that refuse to recognize her identity. → Read More

‘Forgive Yourself. And Forgive Me.’

Alice Driver considers what lessons to take from a late uncle's life. → Read More

The Mutilated and the Disappeared

A visit to the only shelter in Mexico for migrants who have been mutilated along the migrant trail. → Read More

Father of Migrants

"When it comes to the human body, everything can be trafficked. Migrants are a product in a system that breaks them down into lucrative parts, often until there is nothing left." → Read More

Cubans Connect to the World in Havana's Wi-Fi Parks

In 2014, the Cuban government installed Wi-Fi hotspots in a number of public places. Now Cubans flock there to reconnect with family and find news from abroad. → Read More

Notes on Eating the World’s Largest Living Arthropod

On Atafu, an atoll far into the blue nowhere of the South Pacific, I was offered a taste of the rich, massive coconut crab—which I later found out is endangered. → Read More

“Shame and despair turn out to be her superpower”: New ballet drama “Flesh and Bone” digs deep into incest, shame and the body in the elite dance world

Salon talks to Emmy-winning "Breaking Bad" writer Moira Walley-Beckett about her new series → Read More

Why Targeted Violence Against Women in Juárez Is Not A Myth

A vocal group of American critics claims that Juarez is not a place of disproportionate violence against women. Here’s why they’re wrong. → Read More

The Future of Food According to Andrew Zimmern

I joined chef and Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern in Oaxaca, where we ate stone soup and talked whether the future was full of Soylent or insect protein. → Read More

In Mexico, Small-Time Crooks Are Kidnapping People's Pets

The weird, sad story of a crime on the rise. → Read More