Melody Schreiber

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Melody Schreiber is a freelance journalist who has reported from nearly every continent, covering everything from the effects of climate change on mental health in the Arctic to the changing tides of livelihoods in the Chesapeake Bay.

Her articles, essays, and reviews have been published by The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic, STAT News, The Toast, and elsewhere; and her fiction has appeared in "District Lines," "Magical: An Anthology," and "Abundant Grace."


Cover Photo: photo of the author’s son
Premature Baby, Preexisting Condition

“I am terrified that one day we will not pursue a treatment our son needs because we can no longer pay for it.”

Nov 06, 2017
Cover Photo: Photo: Tom Woodward (
Borne Up by an Ocean

Seeing how many friends have endured harassment and abuse didn't depress me. It made me optimistic.

Oct 17, 2017