Hertz Alegrio

Hertz Alegrio is an illustrator currently based in Los Angeles.

Stories By Hertz Alegrio

They Fought and Died for America. Then America Turned Its Back.

A quarter million Filipinos served for the U.S. in WWII, only to have their rights stripped at war’s end. Now, the last survivors are fighting for what's rightfully theirs.

Secrets and Nightmares of the Teenage Circumcision Circuit

In South Africa thousands of boys are initiated into manhood each year, but all too often they lose far more than they gain.

The Darfur Teenager Who Came Home a King

At sixteen, Abbas Yahya left his small hometown in Western Darfur, dreaming of making it in the big city. In one magical summer, he did just that.

I Was a Young, Broke Lawyer When I Found the Perfect Job On Craigslist

My company settled tax debt “for pennies on the dollar.” But really I was the one settling.