Kastalia Medrano Kastalia Medrano

    Kastalia is Filter‘s deputy editor. She’s previously written for a number of outlets including NewsweekVICEVox, and Gizmodo. She also works at VOCAL-NY testing low-income New Yorkers for Hepatitis C, and is a syringe exchange volunteer at the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center. She would love to bring you naloxone.

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