GEN Magazine

A new publication by Medium, GEN Magazine is a cutting-edge digital journal focusing on politics, power, and culture. Their groundbreaking project, The Trump 45, profiles 45 people whose lives have been irrecoverably changed since Donald Trump became President of the United States.

A First Step Out of Prison

June 25, 2019

After Katherine Toney’s sentence was reduced under the First Step Act, the nonviolent offender moved back home and started life anew. I talked with Toney to learn more about her transition into the workforce and her belief that there’s still more work to be done in the realm of prison reform.

 

A Landowner Caught in the Border Wall’s Crosshairs

June 25, 2019

Born and raised in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, 70-year-old Fred Cavazos is staring down the prospect of losing his ancestral lands to President Trump’s long-promised Southern border wall. “It’s a waiting game for us. We don’t have any choice in our own fate here.”

 

A Pediatrician Activist Turned Lawmaker

June 25, 2019

Blindsided by the 2016 election, Kim Schrier — a pediatrician who’d treated families across Washington’s 8th Congressional District (a rural region east of Seattle) for over a decade — decided to run for the House of Representatives. “I just couldn’t believe what was happening,” she said. “It felt like my country was slipping away like sand through my fingers.” What she lacked in experience and political know-how, she made up for in passion and grit, a recipe that propelled her to a 2018 congressional victory.