Magazine sales crews are still going strong, despite investigations into their exploitative practices. These crews are largely composed of younger people, often with troubled lives, recruited to sell magazines across the country.
Olivia Helmig was in a magazine crew for 10 months. During that time, she had no medical care, witnessed abuse and heard stories of rape from fellow female crew members
She uses just the one name, but don’t be fooled by that brevity. Dessa, a rapper from Minneapolis, has earned a following with her song-writing skills and her work with the hip hop collective Doomtree.