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Julia Metraux (Editor)

Julia Métraux is a health and culture writer whose work has appeared in Business Insider, The Tempest, Elite Daily, and Poynter. She is the editorial assistant at Narratively.

Stories By Julia Metraux (Editor)

She Spoke to the Dead. They Told Her to Free the Slaves.

In 1850s Vermont, Achsa Sprague swore that the spirits who miraculously helped her walk again also possessed her with a crucial mission: freeing every soul in America.

The One-Eyed African Queen Who Defeated the Roman Empire

Cocky male monarchs underestimated Queen Amanirenas for her gender, her race, and her disability. Each time, they did so at their own peril.

The Undercover Anarchists’ Secret Construction Collective

In a sleepy corner of Connecticut, a radical band of leftists are sneaking out after dark to tackle the homelessness crisis that has spread to every corner of America.

The Masked Vigilantes Coming for Your Horrible Boss

Fed up with low wages and abuse, these outraged employees are naming and shaming “shitty owners” in splashy protests complete with megaphones and bags of poop. But have they...