Christina Berke

Freelance Writer and Editor

Remotely-based writer and editor. Articles on beauty, lifestyle, health, family, dating, millennial issues, and more. Interviews with award-winning authors. Short stories, a handful of poems and a novel-in-progress.



Canvass Mag
Times I've Felt Unsafe as a Woman

Note: This list is not at all exhaustive and mostly comprised of instances within the last 365 days. 1. With a police officer. After my purse was stolen, I went to the police station to file a report, which included my phone number. Later that night, I got texts from the officer who took the report.

Thought Catalog
When You Grow Up Taking Care Of Your Big Sister

You and your sister shared a room ever since you were born. In fact, she was at your birth. She said she watched you come out, but you don't think that's actually true. But she said she loved you right away, and you know that's true.

Thought Catalog
What It's Like To Be A Girl Walking Home Alone

Last Saturday, I stopped to get a boiled hot dog from a street vender for dinner (I promise that once October/ November... the holidays? are over that I will be better about my eating habits). It was in the middle of Times Square, the air crisp and humming with people walking in every direction, the lights from the ads on jumbo screens lighting their faces.

Health and Beauty

Elite Daily
8 Ways To Get Your Glow Back After A Season Of Dry Skin

I consider myself to be a fairly low-maintenance girl, and I've never thought of myself as having perfect skin. But as I've gotten older and seen my skin go through plenty of fits, I decided to start applying some of the time-tested tips from family, friends and experts. You know what?



Joonbug's What to Do Blog presents the coolest events, attractions and lifestyle happenings around Los Angeles, so you'll never run out of things to do in Los Angeles again.

Top 5 Artists to Watch During Art Basel

Joonbug's What to Do Blog presents the coolest events, attractions and lifestyle happenings around Miami, so you'll never run out of things to do in Miami again.


Literary Orphans
FishBar by Christina Berke

It's my third day of sobriety, and I walk to the restaurant, bored and alone. When the hostess asks, "How many are in your party?" I say, "Just me." She tells me to have a seat at the bar. It doesn't look very busy, and I want to ask her if I can sit at a...


Interview with Peggy Orenstein on 'Girls & Sex'

Much has changed between my generation and the time period my mothers generation terms of technology, politics, gender norms, but most notably with dating. In her new book, Girls & Sex, journalist and mother Peggy Orenstein interviews over 70 women and discusses sexuality with experts to reveal some shocking (and often overlooked) truths about the reality of girls and sex.

Write in the City
Something Will Happen, You'll See

A Conversation with Greek Writer Christos Ikonomou In sixteen short stories that closely follow the everyday lives of young Greeks, Christos Ikonomou brings readers inside the economic crisis. Ikonomou's recently translated collection, Something Will Happen, You'll See, explores a Greece that few see on vacation.

Interview with Wendell Berry, NBCC Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Thanks to the cooperation of the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) and Creative Writing at The New School, as well as the tireless efforts of our students and faculty, we are able to provide interviews with each of the NBCC Awards Finalists and special award recipients for the publishing year 2015.

25 And Thriving: 20 Questions With Aspen Matis

Aspen Matis was Salman Rushdie's plus-1 at the PEN World Voices Festival earlier this year. She sold her book to HarperCollins on a proposal alone. She was invited by Lena Dunham to the set of "Girls" ( she even has a book blurb from Dunham). She's been published in the New York Times.

News Reporting