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All I Know Is Here

All I Know Is Here

Best of In The Fray 2013. Raised in small-town Minnesota, college student Shelby Wolfe traveled to Ethiopia to shoot images for a documentary about poverty. There she met Rahel, a fourteen-year-old girl orphaned by AIDS.

Rough Guides: Sherpas for Hire in the Himalayas

Rough Guides: Sherpas for Hire in the Himalayas

Best of In The Fray 2013. Each spring, hundreds of foreigners converge on Mount Everest, hoping to conquer the world’s highest peak. With them come jobs for Sherpa guides, porters, and guesthouse workers—and lethal risks for those stuck on the mountain’s crowded slopes.

How to Say ‘Divorced’ in Spanish

How to Say ‘Divorced’ in Spanish

Best of In The Fray 2013. In search of healing, I took a three-month trip to South America after my marriage ended. But the memory of my divorce was never far: in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, Peru and Chile, it seemed that almost everyone I met was recently divorced. And then, I met Hugo.

Love like Exclamation Points: Growing Up with Mental Illness

Love like Exclamation Points: Growing Up with Mental Illness

Best of In The Fray 2013. "I love you," I told my mother quietly, as she stared at me blankly. "I will miss you."

Best of In The Fray 2012

Best of In The Fray 2012

My apologies for the procrastination — it's an occupational hazard of volunteer work — but here are the editors' picks for the best articles published in In The Fray magazine in 2012. (Actually, since December 2011, when we relaunched the site after a year's hiatus.)

Commentary: The Road Less Traveled, by Lita Wong

News: Freed, but Scarred, by Francesca Crozier-Fitzgerald

Photo Essay: Capitalism Reborn: An East African Story, by Jonathan Kalan

Review: Havel: An Authentic Life, by Jan Vihan

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Born Again: A Conversation with Writer Joy Castro

Born Again: A Conversation with Writer Joy Castro

Best of In The Fray 2013. At an early age, Joy Castro ran away from an abusive home and renounced her faith as a Jehovah’s Witness. What she found instead was a new set of beliefs and truths for herself.

Freed, but Scarred

Freed, but Scarred

Best of In The Fray 2012. When he is feeling overwhelmed, Fernando Bermudez lies down in his son’s bedroom. After spending eighteen years in prison for a murder he did not commit, he finds the confined space soothing. For exonerated prisoners like Bermudez, the struggle to rebuild their lives goes on, long after the reporters and cameras are gone.

The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled

Best of In The Fray 2012. With a pack, a duffel bag, and a handful of Spanish words, I had hitched my way up the road to Cuba’s northern coast. But now it was getting dark, no more cars were stopping, and I needed to find a place to sleep.

Havel: An Authentic Life

Havel: An Authentic Life

Best of In The Fray 2012. Long before he was a dissident or president, Václav Havel was a playwright. His plays offer the fullest picture of the late Czech writer’s moral vision, which cast aside ideology in favor of a more authentic, more personal “truth and love.”

Capitalism Reborn: An East African Story

Capitalism Reborn: An East African Story

Best of In The Fray 2012. Around the world, protesters decry the inequality and excess of free-market capitalism’s “race to the bottom.” But in East Africa, social entrepreneurs are planting the young roots of a new, cause-minded capitalism.

Best of In The Fray 2010

Best of In The Fray 2010

It is hard to believe that another year has come and gone, and harder that I'm writing and believing such clichés. I used to think that only old people marveled at how quickly years passed, and now I find myself doing it as well. I suppose it is the way of the world. 2011 will bring many changes for ITF. We're getting ready to unveil a new site design, and will be welcoming several new staff members in the coming months. Looking back on 2010, we featured a lot of great pieces, but here's a few of what we thought was our best.

Yellow River Journalism

Yellow River Journalism

Best of In The Fray 2010. A quest for truth in Lanzhou, China.