The organization Pedals for Progress (P4P) has an intriguing origin story. In a small town in 1970s Ecuador, a poverty-stricken carpenter dragged 40 pounds of steel hand tools down a dirt road. Each step felt heavier than the last. Moreover, this was the trip back home after hours of work…


Mexico has a rich tapestry of cultures mixed together. Its indigenous community reflects its own diversity with many different traditions and languages. However, indigenous poverty in Mexico is very prevalent and many seldom discuss or address the issue. …


In many societies around the world, mass incarceration is rampant and disproportionately affects those living in poverty. In 2013, reports determined that more than 10 million impoverished people have undergone incarceration. This has led to a dampening of upward social mobility because even after prison convicts face the stigma of…


Egypt has a long way to go when it comes to equality for women in nearly any aspect of life. According to the 2020 Global Gender Gap Report (pg. 149), women in Egypt consist of just 26% of the labor force. Their literacy rate is similarly low at 65%. This…


As it stands, Russia is one of the largest hubs of human trafficking and has some of the weakest laws fighting against it. In fact, the Global Slavery Index states that about 794,000 victims survive in the former U.S.S.R. …


As the crises in Lebanon continue to mount, organizations are stepping in to mitigate the chaos.

According to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), extreme poverty shot up 15 percent from 2019 with now 55 percent of the population struggling to pay for basic life…


Schnoz. Snoot. Proboscis. The holes you breathe out of that aren’t your mouth. No matter what way you feel like calling it, they’re unmistakably the funniest thing on a living thing’s face. …


From Wikipedia

Gaming has been one of the hobbies keeping my anxious mind occupied while under the numerous threats of 2020. With video games, I can temporarily escape the coronavirus, wildfires, murder hornets, and… the election. Much of the summer was spent playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses on the Nintendo Switch. Originally…


The December debate turned out to be one of the most engaging events in the primary season this year. This pretty much applies to just the second half of the debate, as the first half was incredibly uneventful. Each of the candidates must have been told during the break. “Listen…


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2019’s Knives Out is a murder-mystery whirlwind of a movie, written and directed by Rian Johnson ( The Last Jedi, Looper). Inspired by the many works of Agatha Christie, Johnson sought to create his own whodunnit story… in his own special Rian Johnson-y way. …

Zachary Sherry

I am a writer, actor, journalist, and Florida Man living in NYC. I like to write about a wide variety of topics.

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