Erin Wisti is a writer living in Los Angeles whose work has previously appeared in Slate, Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Bustle, NPR's The Salt, and other places. She feels the best way to describe her writing comes from a lecture she once heard by Laura Kipnis, who called her essays "a chronicle of personal obsessions." She sometimes tweets @ErinWisti.
For over 15 years, AgLago Co-Op’s residents cooked fresh meals for Skid Row, handed out water during heat waves, and much more. Now, duplicitous practices on behalf of Frost/Chaddock Developers mean it’s facing demolition, but tenants are fighting back.
An LA School Police Department officer attempted to de-escalate a fight at a basketball game with pepper spray, hitting several uninvolved students in the process. Critics say these actions violated LASPD policy.
Susan Miller Dorsey High School students thought they were attending a march for Tyre Nichols. They ended up marching over 6th Street Bridge with LAPD officers and later acted out various scenarios in a VR police simulator.
The Police Free LAUSD coalition created a five-point plan to create safer schools through community-based public safety initiatives rather than through policing. Students, parents, and community members are now pressuring LAUSD to act.