My name is Heather. I'm a writer, editor, fact-checker, project-manager, etc.
My path from poverty-stricken rural Alabama to a major metropolitan magazine made me a better journalist: The challenges I faced growing up deepened my empathy for the disenfranchised and allowed me to experience, firsthand, the rural-urban disconnect that has been increasingly detrimental to life in the U.S. As a first-generation college graduate married to an immigrant, I’m passionate about producing journalism that explores and expands our understanding of experiences and perspectives different from our own.
I live in Atlanta with my cat, Oswald; my dog, Tater Tot; and my husband, Sahil. If you'd like to get together or share a story idea, reach out here or at heather.e.buckner [at] Gmail.