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Katherine J. Igoe

Freelance Writer/Editor, Part-Time Bustle Movies & Culture Editor

Location icon United States

I'm passionate about telling interesting stories. Email or message me with ideas, freelance work, places to pitch, or speaking opportunities. I'm Massachusetts-based but available to work anywhere in the U.S.
Bylines: Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Parents, Mashable, The Boston Globe, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, Seventeen, Prevention, Women's Health, Men's Health, Town and Country, The Oprah Magazine, Delish, Apartment Therapy, Elle UK, NBC Boston, etc.
Email: [email protected]


Recent Editorial Work

The Jane Club Wants to Be a 'Matriarchal Oasis'

The concept of the safe space is not new, but this decade has seen a rise in the prestige space for women and moms—pitched as both sanctuary and sorority, with sometimes steep membership fees but myriad perks and motivators.

The Boston Globe
How to Embrace a Solo Holiday in the City

Being alone for the holidays: even the idea carries with it an outsize fear of being considered pathetic. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Women's Health
'The Bachelorette' Rewards Toxic Masculinity Over And Over Again

As a newbie to The Bachelorette, I was initially entranced by Hannah Brown's (relatively) empowered journey to find love. But this season has become triggering—namely due to one of the contestants who's emblematic of problems within the franchise.

Client Work

4 Ways to Practice Self Care On A Budget

Prioritizing wellbeing doesn't have to mean a trip to an expensive spa or investing in a pricey fitness subscription. There are many other ways to practice self-care, especially when everyone should be staying at home.

Facing History and Ourselves
Annual Report: Facing History Now

I contributed to the writing and editing of Facing History's 2018 Annual Report, including interviewing subject matter experts and highlighting success stories of civics in U.S. classrooms.

Perkins School for the Blind
Understanding the World Through STEM

Perkins has been teaching math and science in some form for over 180 years, but they’ve evolved critically since then. Today, a STEM education curriculum helps students integrate into a technology-driven world. This recent emphasis on process and practicality may be new for some, but not Perkins.

Technology Review
Winning New Opera Audiences

Dancer, choreographer, set designer, director, and producer (as well as mom to three kids, including Ansel Elgort), Grethe Barrett Holby is a force of nature.

Slice of MIT
Inspiring Kid Inventors With Star Wars

The number one new Star Wars toys on Amazon and Walmart is a Droid Inventor Kit: kids create their own customized R2D2. Thanks to Ayah Bdeir and her company littleBits, it's flying off the shelves.

Emotional Readiness and How to Obtain It

In a recent New York Times article, Alina Tugend spotlights the term "emotional readiness." Students who possess emotional readiness will be well-prepared for success in college. Those who don't may face issues in college that "can lead to students' lives' unraveling."

Harvard Medical School
The "Angelina Jolie" Effect

Pop culture icons can influence our fashion choices, dietary habits and brand preferences, but can they also influence our medical decisions? The answer is a resounding yes, according to a new study analyzing the rates of genetic testing for breast cancer in the aftermath of Angelina Jolie's 2013 op-ed piece in The New York Times.

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