Jessica Leigh Hester

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Jessica Leigh Hester is writer, reporter, and editor in Brooklyn. She is a science journalist at Atlas Obscura, and has also reported for the New Yorker, New York Times, The Atlantic, CityLab, NPR, BBC, and more. She is a recent graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at Hunter College. Find her on Twitter: @jessicahester.


Cover Photo: painting/illustration of a lake under a starry sky, surrounded by woods and hills

The plan was to seal themselves inside for as long as they needed to—until the world stopped burning, until it was safe.