Gabby Petito

How one woman’s disappearance highlights a persistent problem It seems like anyone who has access to social media has heard about Gabby Petito – the tragic story of an Instagram blogger killed by her fiancé after traveling cross-country in a van. The story consumed users on every platform, including TikTok and Instagram. When the news first broke of Petito’s disappearance, social media users turned into detectives in order to try and solve the mystery. People were quick to point fingers at Petito’s boyfriend, who has been missing since Petito’s body was found. Gabby’s disappearance received widespread attention in the news, … Continue reading Gabby Petito

A Dangerous Pair: Chronic Illness and COVID-19

By Sophie O’Reilly I was in second grade when doctors told my parents that my quality of life would never improve. Upon reflection, I guess that 2008 and 2009 as a whole were action-packed years for my family and my health. I spent three weeks undergoing testing at a hospital in Colorado. PBS flew out to Tulsa to document my family’s experience with being unable to access life-saving treatments. During the H1N1 outbreak, we were told that if I contracted the disease, I would die. You can only imagine the chaos that ensued when I was diagnosed. I was 18 … Continue reading A Dangerous Pair: Chronic Illness and COVID-19