Elizabeth Brico is a freelance journalist covering the drug war, the family regulation system (commonly known as child protective services), class inequity, racism, and the prison industrial complex with a focus on radical grassroots storytelling. She was a 2019 Reimagining Communities fellow with the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, and is currently a journalism fellow with TalkPoverty. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including VICE, Vox, The Appeal, Filter, Columbia Journalism Review, Politico, OZY, Ms, The Fix, and more.

When inhabiting her fictional persona, Elizabeth Del Cuento, she uses the ancient magic of storytelling to explore many of the same themes that appear in her journalism, as well as human relationships, consciousness and reality, the power of narrative, and the infinite multiverse. Her favorite genres are science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, and satire. In her free time she can usually be found wandering in Central Park, reading/writing/watching speculative fiction, or traversing the multiverse.


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