Rachel Shapiro

Freelance Writer

As a freelance writer, I have written successful petitions for an animal rights organization, articles for a pop culture website, itineraries for various destinations, guides to student life, travel tips for college students, and content for a job recruitment website. I also have a master's degree in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh.




Coney Island Pier was filled with people-people sweating as the July sun beat down on them, people drinking warm beer, people cheering and holding makeshift signs that said contestants' names on them in bold letters.

The Story Shack
The Convenience Store

"Ginny," a voice whispers. Hot and sour breath hits my face. "Wake up, darling." I open my eyes and see Dad standing over me, swaying. The room is dark. The digital clock says 5:30. "What's going on?" I say. "I'm taking you on an adventure." "Is Mum coming?"

Articles and Blog Posts

Animal Channel
Kenyan Man Delivers Thousands Of Gallons Of Water To Animals Suffering During Drought

This drought is particularly hard on the wild animals who call Kenya home. Many of the animals' watering holes are completely dried out, leaving them badly dehydrated. A Kenyan pea farmer named Patrick Killonzo Mwalua decided that he wanted to do something to help the animals in Tsavo West National Park, which is located near his farm.

The Feed
What I learned Traveling to Iceland this Winter

In the winter, Iceland's gorgeous mountainous landscape is transformed into a snow-filled wonderland. Iceland is the perfect winter destination if you love hiking, skiing, or simply just relaxing in a hot spring. If you're thinking of heading to Iceland this winter, here are some things to keep in mind.

The Feed
Why everyone should try living in New York at least once | The Feed

Every year, almost a quarter of a million people move to New York City. Because of its job opportunities and the overall quality of life, New York is consistently ranked as one of the best "cities for opportunity." ‚ÄčIf you're considering a move to the Big Apple, here are a few reasons why you should give living in the city a shot.

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Where to Find Free Events in NYC | The Feed

Every day, there are tons of free, high-quality events happening throughout New York City. Here's where you can find some of the best free events in New York City.

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How to Live in NYC on a Budget | The Feed

New York City has a reputation for being an expensive place to live. Things do tend to cost more in the Big Apple- But with some planning, it is possible to live in New York City without spending a fortune. These are some ways to make New York work for your budget.

Accommodation for students
Top Five Student Travel Tips

College is often the first time that people travel by themselves. These tips will help students make the most of their travels.