s.e. smith | Civil Eats


s.e. smith is a Northern California-based writer a National Magazine Award-winning essayist and journalist, focused on social issues including labour organizing, disability, death and dying, feminism, LGBQTIA issues, and cultural analysis.

New Cookbook Welcomes Disabled People into the Kitchen

How Food Inflation Adds to the Burdens Disabled People Carry

A disabled person in an electric wheelchair shops for groceries in a supermarket even though food price inflation is making it harder.

Are People Who Need Feeding Tubes Left on Their Own When Disaster Strikes?

After Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico in 2017, a woman cares for her 97-year-old mother, who uses a feeding tube to eat and sleeps in a room with no air conditioner. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

California Gives a Big Boost to Corner Stores that Sell Fresh Produce

Fresh produce on display at Laredo Market in San Jose, California. (Photo courtesy of The Food Trust)

‘Fruits of Labor’ Provides an Intimate Look at the Life of a Teenage Farmworker

Ashley Pavon, a Mexican-American teenager in California and the subject of "Fruits of Labor." (Photo credit: Gabriella García Pardo)