Lisa Debode

Lisa De Bode is a freelance journalist covering the public health effects of violence based in Brussels and New York. Her work has appeared in/on CNN, NPR, the Guardian, Guernica, and Al Jazeera America, where she was a staff reporter for three years. Her reporting on homeless women sparked a law in the New York legislature that provides free pads and tampons to city shelters. She’s spoken at places like Human Rights Watch, World Economic Forum, Harvard University, the Newswomen’s Club of New York, and TEDx. Other awards and supporters of her work include a Sigma Delta Chi, the Magnum Foundation, the United Nations Refugee Agency,, International Women’s Media Foundation, and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture. She is the author of EUROPA, an Illustrated Introduction to Europe for Migrants and Refugees, with Magnum Photos, and Al-Liquindoi. Ten years after dropping out of medical school, she completed Columbia University’s workshops in crisis zone reporting and narrative medicine.

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