Find a Union Writer – Ruth Terry

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Hello! I’m Ruth and I’m a Black and Puerto Rican American freelance writer currently based in Istanbul, Turkey.

An award-winning journalist and content writer, I write across topics and genres through a lens of social impact.

Specialities: Content, features, profiles, solutions journalism, writing for nonprofits.

Subject matter expertise: Art, culture, nonprofits, race, travel

Superpowers: Generating ideas, demystifying complex social issues, centering communities of color

Bylines: Al Jazeera, BBC Travel, Bon Appétit, Nature, National Geographic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Yes!, and more.
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Work Sample 1 Description
"How to Be an Active Bystander When You See Casual Racism" offers tangible ways to confront microaggressions in daily life.
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"Donations to Black-Led Food and Land Organizations Shift from Charitable Giving to True Reparations" explores a sea change in philanthropic giving.
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"Metalsmith Forges Opportunities for Black Women Artists" follows Karen Smith's path to becoming a metal artist within a persistently white arts ecosystem.