Kastalia Medrano

    Kastalia is Filter‘s deputy editor. She’s previously worked for outlets including Newsweek and VICE, and is also a peer worker at a syringe program in Brooklyn where she field-tests low-income New Yorkers for hepatitis C and navigates their treatment. She uses meth.

    Court-Ordered Into AA? You Could Use The Satanic Temple Instead.

    Two-and-a-half years after a bad relationship left her homeless, and 16 months after Child ...

    The Annual “Halloween Candy or Edibles” Lie: Special COVID Edition

    Because it is October, attorneys general across the country are participating in the annual ...

    “Never Use Alone”: Free 24-Hour Hotline Expands Across New England

    The Never Use Alone Massachusetts hotline has become Never Use Alone New England, consolidating ...

    For Maine’s Church of Safe Injection, a Bittersweet Legalization

    On September 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized a Maine syringe ...

    Harm Reduction Is for Eating Disorders, Too

    There must be all kinds of unexplored applications for harm reduction, but the one ...

    The Biden Administration and Drug Policy: Expectation Versus Reality

    As President Joe Biden replaces President Trump, advocates are balancing hope with more realistic ...

    Frontline Harm Reductionists Qualify for Early Vaccination—Will They Get it?

    Frontline harm reductionists—including syringe service program (SSP) providers, peer outreach workers and hepatitis C ...