Issue 8: Cash

Characters of Finance

Tara Emelye Needham challenges the self-help genre of the “debt confessional,” addressing the debilitating stress and depression that arises from self-imposed austerity, and gives human form to immaterial monetary concepts—debt, budget, and credit.

A Year and Change

Navigating debt and a history of poverty, Cason Sharpe captures the relationship between race and class, exposing the trap of upward mobility through "hard work."