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We believe a more just South is possible—and it starts with shifting the stories we tell. Support nonprofit journalism that does things differently.

With the help of our community, Scalawag has solidified its standing as a trusted media source from and about the South. Our members are an essential part of our community responsible for making our work accessible, visible, and free to everyone. As a member of Scalawag, you'll support our nonprofit journalism and storytelling online and in-person—and you'll get some special perks, too.

Becoming a member means joining a complex network of kinfolk—organizers, workers, poets, farmers, Grandpaps and Big Mamas who want justice and equity for us and every generation that comes after us.

We're here to reject "objectivity" when it comes to liberation and love our people through storytelling and through solidarity. We're not here to peddle poverty-shaming agendas or pass along media narratives that whitewash the South.

We know the South is so much more than what national outlets tell us about our home. And we also know the South has more to offer than gardens and guns.

"They bring perspective on the South that you won't find in the New York Times or Washington Post."

Tom, a Scalawag member in North Carolina

"If hope is a discipline, these folks have it."

Lewis Raven Wallace, journalist and author of The View from Somewhere

"Talmbout doing the damn thing, Scalawag IS the damn thing"

Cassie Haynes, co-founder of Resolve Philly

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