Emerald Pellot has been writing professionally for 8 years in New York City. Her work has appeared in BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, and Mitú, to name a few. For a time she thought she might be good at chess until an 8-year-old told her she was not using the correct rules.
This week, San Jose, California, and Miami-Dade County approved legislation to temporarily halt evictions. Advocates in San Francisco, Seattle, and New York are hoping their jurisdictions will be next.