The Establishment ran from October 2015 to April 2019. We championed the voices and stories of those marginalized by mainstream media, publishing more than 4,000 stories by more than 900 writers. Thank you to everyone who supported us and made The Est. shine. (If you can't find the story you're looking for here, check out our entire archive on Medium!)
Leah Johnson is an essayist, fiction writer and hopeless midwesterner currently moonlighting as a New Yorker. Leah received her MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and is a 2018 Kimbilio Fiction Fellow. Her work—which can be found at Bustle, Electric Lit, Yes Poetry, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Establishment and elsewhere—is centered on the miracle and magic of black womanhood.