Laura Kasinof is freelance print journalist, author and documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She has 15 years of experience working as a reporter primarily in the Arab world, East Africa and eastern Europe. She is the author of Don’t Be Afraid of the Bullets: An Accidental War Correspondent in Yemen, an account of her time reporting for the New York Times from Yemen during the Arab Spring. In recent years, Laura has turned to investigative, feature journalism. Her story for the Virginia Quarterly Review that chronicled the experience of a Syrian refugee family in Berlin received a citation from the Overseas Press Club for best magazine reporting on an international story in 2018. Laura’s reporting also has appeared in Slate, Foreign Policy, Harper’s, the Atlantic, Guernica and many more publications. Her work has been supported by the International Women's Media Foundation, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Fund for Investigative Journalism.