Welfare is a hot button issue for many in the U.S. But untangling fiction from truth and perception from reality can be difficult. To help create a more accurate picture of welfare today, our project:

  1. relies on data and statistics to explore  the complex truths about welfare
  2. shares the stories of welfare recipients to hear firsthand the challenges of living close to the poverty line

Much of this research is now captured in a new book: Overthrowing the Queen: Telling Stories of Welfare in America.