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Rachel Pedersen

Writer

Location icon United States

Attempted my first novel in the fourth grade. I write for various publications online and my words have also made it to print. I have written about a wide range of subjects that include business funding, financial literacy, healthcare marketing, chubby unicorns, and potato chips.

Resume available upon request
Email: [email protected]

Portfolio

HERLIFE Magazine

Herlifemagazine
10/30/2017
Career Days: Helping Children Learn What They Want to Be

Do you remember childhood thoughts about what you wanted to be when you grew up? Did you become what you dreamed of, or did you go down a bumpy path as you learned more about yourself and what you are good at?

Herlifemagazine
06/30/2017
Goal: College Acceptance Letters

Today's college admission process involves much more than good grades and test scores. Parents and their children need to be thinking about their strategy well before senior year if they intend to compete for an acceptance letter to the college of their choice. The biggest key is to stay strong from start to finish.

Herlifemagazine
04/28/2017
Giving Grads the Gift of Financial Literacy

In high school and college, students are taking in loads of information. They're learning the Pythagorean theorem, classical conditioning with Pavlov's dogs, the theory of relativity and much more. They could probably tell you all about ecosystems and the anatomy of the body, but they may have no idea how to make a budget.

Herlifemagazine
11/28/2016
Giving to the Right Pockets

Around the holidays, there are a variety of bells that we have come to know: sleigh bells, jingle bells and the charity bells. Every year you walk past the bundled-up volunteers who are ringing their bells and greeting strangers in hopes that you will feel moved by the spirit of the season to support their cause.

Herlifemagazine
09/30/2016
Finding the right route to business funding

We've all heard the phrase "Time is money." It's generally accurate, but consider an alternative proposition: Time is more valuable than money. Money can multiply, but time can't. Beyoncé's empire wasn't built in a day and a business doesn't usually launch in 24 hours either. Being an entrepreneur is an exacting and time-consuming effort.

Miscellaneous Publications

Thought Catalog
02/03/2015
Why I Feel Bad For The Other Girl

As women, we typically hate the Other Girl. When we find out our boyfriend was seeing someone else, we tend to not like the Other Girl more than him. But, the farther I get away from what happened to me when I was cheated on and when my friends have been left for someone else, I see clearer.

The Extra Sprinkles

The Extra Sprinkles
05/17/2017
How I'm Real: The Rainy Days

My eyes were looking down at my bowl of soup, but I wasn't fully looking at it. I was so deep into my head, it didn't seem like I was fully present. Jordan will always ask, "Are you doing okay?" when he can sense I am stressed, sad, upset, or struggling with a bad mood....

The Extra Sprinkles
02/28/2017
The Period Project

It was another magazine article that did it. I had just finished reading "Period Power!" by Sara Austin from the December 2016 issue of COSMOPOLITAN and I had that same big feeling I did when I was inspired by SEVENTEEN's article about Beauty Peace Day that led me to create and found BUILD Beauty at...

The Extra Sprinkles
02/20/2017
Unfollow, Unsubscribe, Unplug: Ways To Declutter Your Life

With the start of the new year and a new job, it sure felt like a brand new chapter. There have been a lot of things I have wanted to improve upon and change because I was simply tired of living an...

Taylor Magazine

Taylor Magazine
12/04/2016
Excuse How Gross I Look | Taylor Magazine

I have never understood why girls include phrases such as, "disregard how terrible I look in this picture, but..." and goes on to describe something other than herself in the photo.

Taylor Magazine
09/26/2015
Why We Need to Collaborate, Not Compete | Taylor Magazine

And 3 ways how to do it! You have competed before. Whether you know it or not, you have. It might have been just thoughts in your brain mentally competing against another girl to physically competing on stage for a crown. Society, and especially mass media has long stacked women against each other.

Taylor Magazine
09/22/2015
Applaud the Monologue: Miss Colorado Does Have Talent | Taylor Magazine

"What's your talent?" Ah, the big question you're asked when you compete in a pageant. It was my first time competing in a pageant on a big whim so I grimaced inside when I answered, "poetry." It wasn't a dance number and I wasn't going to be belting out any songs that night either.

Taylor Magazine
09/08/2015
A 10 Step Breakup Checklist

Whether you were dumped or you did the dumping, a breakup truly is a tough time for anyone. Everyone has different grieving techniques and react to the situation in a variety of ways. I am simply giving you a checklist of things you can do to be a few steps closer to healing your heart and getting back out there.

Elite Daily

Elite Daily
03/28/2015
No More Sorry, Not Sorry: Why We All Need To Apologize More Often

I'll wait, even if it takes years. There is just something special, meaningful and freeing about an apology. Years ago, I read on a Dove chocolate wrapper that the phrases not used enough are "thank you" and "I love you." The statement impacted me, and there's one more phrase I think we need to add: "I'm sorry."

Elite Daily
02/05/2015
6 Reasons Why We Don't Like Ourselves When We're 23

Blink 182 taught us in their song, "What's My Age Again?" that "nobody likes you when you're 23." Now that I am in my third month of being 23, I realize maybe it's not that everybody hates you when you are 23, but 23-year-olds themselves simply hate being 23.

Elite Daily
03/10/2015
10 Ways The Life Of A Pageant Girl Isn't All Glitz And Glamor

"What's your talent?" Six months into training and preparing for Miss Kansas USA, I was getting quite annoyed whenever someone asked me this question in a usually snarky or joking tone. I would then have to explain, for what seemed like the millionth time, Miss USA did not include a talent portion, but Miss America did.

Copy Writing

Megan Neher PR
09/22/2016
Know Your Noodle: Penne

Penne is an Italian word for "quills" or feather pens. It's large, two inches straight and cut at an angle to resemble the point of a quill. It's one of the most versatile noodles that can complement a variety of sauces from creamy to heavy.

Glitter and the Girly Girl

Glitterandthegirlygirl
Unboxing Our Social Causes

As I have grown and dabbled in "the real world," I know other humans that would cringe or think I am crazy to actually like and enjoy people. Put those two statements together and you have me declaring that I care about people.

Glitterandthegirlygirl
Pine Needles

Fall has proven to be the most bitter, but also the sweetest season for me. As much as I love to feel the change in the air as it turns crisp on my face, it also reminds me of the pain I've experienced the past few years during this time.

Glitterandthegirlygirl
The Every BODY Battle

I am a touch overwhelmed. My mind is being cluttered over how I should feel about my body. Let me give you a glimpse as to what I am referring to. In the last couple weeks, social media has been on the defense over our bodies and what is the perfect body.

Poetry

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