Email: [email protected]
I am a writer specializing in women's issues and relationships, but my background in writing, editing, marketing, and communications ranges from tech companies to academic journals. I write on a regular basis for Glamour, Bustle, Complex, and Refinery29 and on a semi-regular basis for The Washington Post, Vice, Salon, The Village Voice, Everyday Feminism, Ravishly, and Audiofemme. My articles on social justice, relationships, pop culture, science, and technology have also appeared in Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Bitch, Bust, Paper Magazine, Self, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Mic, Business Insider, Refinery29, Yahoo, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Alternet, xoJane, POPSUGAR, Thought Catalog, The Good Men Project, The Frisky, YourTango, Role/Reboot, The Freelancer, Footnote, Her Campus, and more. I have made several radio appearances to discuss gender, body image, and social justice. But my favorite claim to fame is that Whoopi Goldberg cited one of my articles in a discussion about sex and feminism on The View.
In addition to writing, I've also worked as a full-time and freelance editor and content marketer. I've served as Assistant Editor for Footnote, a site that translates academic research for mainstream audiences, and Editorial Assistant for the academic journal Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies. I'm also the former Content Specialist for the technology startup WibiData and Content Writer for the technology-focused PR firm Coderella.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience and a Bachelor of Arts in Gender & Sexuality Studies and Modern Culture & Media with honors from Brown University, where I received the Barbara Banks Brodsky Prize for Excellence in Real World Writing and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women Undergraduate Fellowship. I've conducted research for Brown's Social Cognitive Science Research Center, Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative, and Pembroke Center for Research and Teaching on Women. As a huge critical theory and science nerd, I aim to communicate academic insights so clearly that people don't even realize they're academic.
My poems and humor writing have been featured in readings and published in journals including sPARKLE & bLINK and The East Bay Review. I taught a seminar in February 2016 on how to write a love poem.
So, how did this all happen? I went from a disillusioned office worker to a prolific and fulfilled freelance writer with a six-figure income in less than a year starting solely with cold pitches and submissions. Since I want to help others make this career transition or improve the careers they already have, I offer several forms of consulting. I will give feedback on pitches and submissions, help you place them with appropriate publications, share editors' contact information, give advice on promoting your content and managing your online presence, and edit work for current or aspiring writers. You can contact me at [email protected] for more information and pricing.
A note for PR people: I welcome pitches, but please familiarize yourself with my writing. No body-shaming products, heteronormative advice, or gender stereotypes, please. I look for:
-Timely stories on feminism, body positivity, and LGBT issues
-Timely and evergreen sex/relationship and health stories and research
-Concerts and music festivals! I LOVE to cover these.
-Authors and other public figures available for Q&As
I receive dozens of pitches per day and respond quickly to the ones that catch my eye, so please don't follow up more than once. Thank you!
You can see a small selection of my work below.