Lauren Forster

Freelance Writer


Welcome to my portfolio! I'm Lauren – an experienced writer, editor, and social media manager from Vancouver, BC living in Montreal, Quebec.

I currently freelance for Irreverent Gent, a blog focusing on Men's Lifestyle content, and I am actively seeking out full-time or contract copywriting, marketing, and/or community management positions. My writing experience is diverse and includes such areas as blog writing for online magazines, article writing and editing for arts collectives, academic and thesis writing, and editorial biography.

I hold a Master's degree in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory as well as a Bachelor's degree in Media, Information and Technoculture with a minor in Women's Studies. My passion for writing, honed during these degrees, has me seeking out opportunities to write and edit a range of digital copy for diverse audiences.

When I’m not writing I enjoy reading snowy ski mountain murder mysteries, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, and exploring the beautiful outdoors!


Shopping & Marketing

Irreverent Gent
The 35 Best Gender Reveal Gift Ideas for a Party (2023)

Gender reveal parties are still relatively common among expecting parents, and you may find it a bit daunting to think of the perfect gift, (if you choose to bring one). Since you don’t know the baby’s gender and gender-specific gifts are falling out of fashion anyway, a great way to go is the gender-neutral gift for the baby...

Irreverent Gent
The 51 Best Gifts that Start with K

If you’re taking part in a gift exchange with a letter theme – like, say, gifts that begin with K – then you might be struggling to think of gift ideas. But look no further! We’ve rounded up a list of the best gifts that start with K, from presents that inspire spending time with your loved ones to outdoorsy gifts, creative gifts, and gifts that send a special message...

Irreverent Gent
The 50 Best Gifts that Start with the Letter L

Whether you're buying for friends, family members, or your partner, trying to find the perfect gift that starts with L can get overwhelming. But fear not, we've got you! We’ve put together a list of gift ideas sure to wow, and we’ve covered a range to guarantee great presents for anyone in your life...

Lifestyle & Blogging

Substack - Byte Your Expression (BYE)
The Ethics of Creative Production

Creator-Content "Numbness," Mass Media Exploitation, and Honouring the Stories We Tell

Cold Strawberries Collective
Productivity Porn Is Poisoning Social Media

Those struggling to meet productivity's high standards are made into blameable beings, worthy of judgment and deserving of derision. Any external barriers to this productivity model-such as disability, (mental) illness and systemic oppression-get erased...

Her Campus
Wrongful Oscars 2019 Winners

Every year the Academy Awards seem to get more and more frustrating, and 2019 seems to be the year of some significantly wrongful winners. While many awards were well-given and well-received, there has been an undeniable backlash as to the winners in several major categories...

Her Campus
Netflix's 2018 Holiday Originals, Ranked & Reviewed

Netflix came out with four new Christmas Originals this holiday season, and with the mediocre-to-tolerable reception of their 2017 Originals—A Christmas Prince and Christmas Inheritance—it’s hard to tell whether this year’s flicks will be worth the watch. So, I did it for you! Below you’ll find my reviews of the 2018 Christmas Originals, along with ratings and brief synopses so you don’t have to go digging for any backstories. This review is spoiler-free, except my discussion of the sequel to...

Scholarly Analysis

FIMSSC Mediations 2019
Medicalization and Authority In 'Girl, Interrupted'

A published academic piece which was submitted and chosen for the 2019 edition of my undergraduate program's annual academic journal. I examine the intersections between gender, medicalization, and authority in James Mangold's 1999 film 'Girl, Interrupted.' See Page 23 to read the piece.