Author: Rachael Bongiorno

Bio: Rachael Bongiorno is a New York City based multimedia journalist and media educator from Melbourne, Australia. Her work has been broadcast on NPR, WNYC, ABC Australia’s Radio National, Deutsche Welle, Democracy Now!, SBS Australia, Free Speech Radio News (FSRN), and 3CR Radio. She holds a BA with postgraduate Honours from The University of Melbourne and an MA in media studies from The New School. Her stories and projects are available at


Podcast: The Taste of Longing: A Nigerian Chef in Brooklyn Couldn’t Go Home, So She Cooked Her Way There

Posted on: 14 Nov 2018

Yewande Komolafe’s story of culinary rediscovery.

Fi2W on the Radio: Artist Captures Napa’s Undocumented Vineyard Workers Laboring While Wildfires Burn

Posted on: 03 Sep 2018

Using art to call attention to extremely unsafe working conditions.

“I came to food journalism to fill in the gaps” – highlights from Fi2W’s Telling Immigrant Food Stories workshop

Posted on: 02 Jul 2018

From pitching to story development, listen to our sessions on crafting great food stories!

What Exactly is a Sanctuary City?  Answers to 9 Frequently Asked Questions.

Posted on: 27 Jul 2017

A handy guide with easy-to-understand answers.

Eight Great Moments from our Telling Immigrant Food Stories Workshop

Posted on: 10 May 2017

Highlights of our recent food journalism workshop at The New School

11 Great Moments from Election Day

Posted on: 09 Nov 2016

Highlights from our friends and followers on social media

“There Is No Positive Outcome From This Election” – A Third Culture Kid On Why He’s Not Voting

Posted on: 24 Oct 2016

A Third Culture Kid opts for community action over voting.

Why This DACAmented Immigrant is Encouraging Young Voters to Look Beyond “Two Evils”

Posted on: 24 Oct 2016

Despite not being eligible to vote, Angel Quintero is deeply involved in this year’s election

Dispelling Vodou myths: Fi2W on Deutsche Welle

Posted on: 04 Mar 2015

Rachel Bongiorno goes to New Jersey to find out more about the Voudou religion.

Immigrant Businesses, Economic Engine for U.S. Cities

Posted on: 06 Feb 2015

A new report reveals the power of immigrant-owned businesses