Britni de la Cretaz

Britni de la Cretaz

I'm a freelance writer.

Social justice, baseball, parenting, addiction & recovery, trauma.

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lithub.com

Confronting Anxiety Through Baseball | Literary Hub

Two new books at the fraught intersection of sports and mental illness.

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GOOD

The Mothers Who Lost Their Children To Police Brutality

“It tore my world apart. The same people who are supposed to help took my child's life”

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Pacific Standard

Can Defendants Convicted by Tainted Evidence Ever Truly Be Free?

As Massachusetts begins to unravel the fallout of 40,000 convictions obtained with tainted evidence, a bigger question looms: Can the state really do justice by those defendants?

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VICE

Women Lawyers Are Being Driven To Drink

The highly competitive field is a breeding ground for addiction problems.

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Rolling Stone

History of the Super Bowl Gatorade Shower - Rolling Stone

Super Bowl XXI champion New York Giants turned dumping the ice-cold drink on coaches into the ultimate celebration.

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theestablishment.co

The MLB's Own Policies Say The Cleveland Indians' Mascot Should ...

"Early this week, Major League Baseball announced that it would be banning the hazing rituals involving players dressing up as women. The new policy, titled the Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Policy, outlaws the practice, which is common in clubhouses as a rite of passage for rookie players."

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VICE

This FBI Snitch Loved Selling Out Her Communist Friends - Vice

The new book 'Undercover Girl' tells the lost story of photographer-turned-fink Angela Calomiris, who hoped for fame, money, and prestige, and got none of it.

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Rolling Stone

ESPN's Jessica Mendoza Just Wants to Call Some Postseason Baseball

"As much as I want to be like, 'It's just baseball, I'm just another person,' unfortunately it's not that way," ESPN's Jessica Mendoza says.

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Rolling Stone

Cleveland Indians, MLB to discuss Chief Wahoo Logo

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and the Cleveland Indians will discuss the team's Chief Wahoo logo this off-season.

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theestablishment.co

On Mother’s Day, Mothers Who Have Lost Children To Violence March To Remember

"My son was murdered publicly, so I wasn’t going to celebrate or grieve privately.”

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The Atlantic

What It's Like to Chestfeed - The Atlantic

The many obstacles trans men and other transmasculine people run into when feeding infants

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ESPN

The heartbreak -- and eternal hope -- of being a survivor of violence who loves baseball

The heartbreak -- and eternal hope -- of being a su...

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ESPN

The Boston Renegades and the passion play of women's football

The Boston Renegades and the passion play of women'...

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sports.vice.com

Why C.C. Sabathia's Public Recovery Matters | VICE Sports

"What Sabathia is doing now, even as he fights for his baseball life, is showing the world that no one is immune from addiction, that "real men" can (and do) ask for help when they need it, and that there's no shame in taking care of yourself. In sports, and not just in sports, this is a big deal."