Britta Lokting

Britta Lokting is a writer and journalist based in New York City. Her work has appeared in The Village Voice and The Forward, among other publications. She is also a Narratively Features Reporter.

Stories By Britta Lokting

The Long Journey to Reveal the Oregon Trail’s Racist History

As the U.S. grapples with its legacy of prejudice, one parent is bringing the fight to Oregon public schools.

Meet the 12-Year-Old Trailblazer Fighting for Equality in Kids’ Books

Marley Dias couldn't find enough children's stories featuring people who look like her, so she's working to change that—and getting famous in the process.

Would Being Black for an Hour Change Your Perspective?

The women of Hyphen-Labs are using virtual reality to put other people in their shoes.

The Club Helping Women of Color Finally Talk About Depression

Elyse Fox isn’t keeping quiet about her depression anymore, and she doesn’t want other women to have to, either.

Teen Zine Queens

A cornerstone of the ’90s Riot Grrrl movement, staples and Sharpies are making a comeback.

For These Orthodox Jewish Designers, Leopard Print is the New “Modest” Fashion

In hot pink and spandex, these are not your grandma’s shmatas.

Meet the 20-Year-Old Reporter Who’s Firing Questions at President Trump — From the White House

Kyle Mazza created a news site when he was just eight years old. By high school, he was already on the front lines of independent journalism.

Meet the Stylish Entrepreneur Making Cannabis Gear That Women Actually Want

One Seattle-based businesswoman is turning heads with rolling papers and stash bags that are red carpet-ready. This definitely ain’t your grandfather’s grungy head shop.

Meet the Native New Yorker Bringing Authentic Brooklyn Flair to Local Radio

This struggling community station was about to go under when Roxanne Wignal took it back from the gentrifiers.