Jill Richardson

About Jill Richardson

OtherWords columnist Jill Richardson writes about food, agriculture, the environment, health, tolerance, and well-being. Currently pursuing a PhD in Sociology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, she’s the author of Recipe for America: Why Our Food System is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It.

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Articles by Jill Richardson


Coming Out in Rural America

July 24, 2019 | Being gay in Montana taught me you don’t just come out once — it’s a continual process of deciding who should know, and who shouldn’t.


Weapons of the Weak

July 17, 2019 | Americans are used to arguments about identity. But one of the most common coping mechanisms of impacted people is to remain silent.


Corporate Pride Is Cheap

June 18, 2019 | Churning out cheap rainbow swag during Pride Month is about marketing, not supporting LGBTQ people.


Dealing With Climate Fear

May 28, 2019 | If you feel powerless, remember that the biggest change you can make is to support leaders who think our planet is actually worth saving.