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Katherine J. Igoe

Freelance Writer/Editor, Part-Time MarieClaire.com Contributing Editor

Location icon United States

I'm passionate about telling interesting stories. Email or message me with ideas, freelance opportunities, and places to pitch.
Bylines: Marie Claire, Mashable, The Boston Globe, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, Prevention, Women's Health, Men's Health, Town and Country, The Oprah Magazine, Delish, Apartment Therapy, Elle UK, NBC Boston, etc.
Email: [email protected]

Portfolio

Recent Editorial Work

The Boston Globe
11/22/2019
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
01/26/2019
Demi Lovato Offers Supportive Message Over Inclusive Fashion

Demi Lovato's always been a body-positive advocate. And so it was only natural that she would have some super-supportive words for Bebe Rexha, who took the fashion industry to task in an Instagram video, saying she was "too big" for a number of design houses to dress her.

Caught In Dot
11/26/2018
Pot Shops Are Coming: Here's What You Need to Know

Two years after Massachusetts voted to legalize pot, we're finally starting to see the first marijuana stores open their doors for recreational buyers. From edibles to joints, from flowers to vaporizers, it's a lot to learn if you're unfamiliar.

Medium
08/05/2018
A Love Letter to Hans Gruber

I first saw Die Hard as a teen living in England during the early 2000s. Immediately, it was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen.

Client Work

Noodle
11/04/2019
Why Skill Stacking Is the Most Important Ability You Need to Learn

"Skill stacking" is the hot new term that means...well, what does it mean, exactly? And how does skill stacking relate to your life, especially if you're considering a career change, going after a graduate degree, or finding a way to do something else other than what you're currently doing?

Harvard School of Public Health
07/10/2019
Establishing the Truth: Vaccines, Social Media, and the Spread of Misinformation

In 2019, celebrity Jessica Biel lobbied against a pro-vaccine bill. She received intense backlash almost immediately, and the resulting scrutiny made international headlines. Knowing the dangers of social media, and the effects these platforms have on large populations, is critical for combating the effects.

Facing History and Ourselves
05/01/2019
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
10/24/2018
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
04/25/2018
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
12/08/2017
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.

CollegeVine
07/24/2017
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
12/14/2016
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.

Multimedia

MIT
Capital Campaign

I wrote, edited, and contributed to social posts and graphics to kick off and promote notable MIT achievements and inventions in association with the $5 billion campaign.

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