Alison Stine

Alison Stine works as a freelance reporter. She is the author of four books, most recently Supervision (HarperVoyager, 2015), and lives with her son in the foothills of Appalachia. Follow her on Twitter: @AlisonStine

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Friday, April 28, 2017
Trickle Down Devastation: A Single Mom Responds to Trump’s Tax Plan
You’re not a single mother. You have a spouse or a partner. You don’t have kids, or if you do, you’re raising them in a two-parent, two-income household. I’m happy for you — and a little envious. I don’t have that life. I have a 5-year-old I’m raising alone in Appalachia. The proposed tax plan...
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Why Art Matters, Even in Poverty
In the toy aisle, which is inconveniently next to the bread aisle, I tell my 5-year-old son we are not getting a truck today. I tell him we buy what we need, and not more. I tell him I have enough money for food, but nothing else. I tell him I don’t buy treats for myself. “You buy art supplies,” my...
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