Lauren Smith-Fields

Why The Case of Lauren Smith-Fields Deserves Our Attention

Every time I look at the image of the young Black woman, smiling with the promise of what will never be — I’m reminded of what I looked like when I was a 23-year-old college graduate diligently planning an ambitious move from the Midwest to New York City.

Lauren Smith-Fields is not Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old white woman whose online presence as a YouTuber…

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