Allyson Bird

Writer by day. Jammer for the Lowcountry Highrollers on nights and weekends. I keep my passport in my purse and my skates in my trunk.


Why I left news


I get asked two questions several times a week, and I brush off both with a verbal swat.

One — because I’m in my late 20s, I suppose — is when are you getting married? And the other, because it seems like small talk, is why did you leave the newspaper?

I could answer both with a single word: Money.


The Little Girl Who Made the Supreme Court Care


One hour.

After three years of filing and appealing, waiting and wondering, it all comes down to 60 precious minutes…


Why I left news


I get asked two questions several times a week, and I brush off both with a verbal swat.

One — because I’m in my late 20s, I suppose — is when are you getting married? And the other, because it seems like small talk, is why did you leave the newspaper?

I could answer both with a single word: Money.