I’ve been tackling the personal and political in public for over ten years.
I cut my teeth in the old-world blogosphere as a founding SPARK Movement activist, a contributor at Everyday Feminism and a writer for Mic, and then I went on to steer and create content as Autostraddle’s Feminism Editor, the Managing Digital Editor of Ms. magazine, and co-founder and Managing Editor of Argot Magazine. My writing on queerness, gender, race and class has been published in print and online by outlets including BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, DAME, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic, the National Women’s History Museum, SIGNS and the Women’s Media Center; and my confessional essays appear in the WE SPOKE anthology by Meital Yaniv and multiple Autostraddle and Argot print projects.
I’m also a serial podcast and vodcast maker. Most recently, I was the host and producer of Bitch Media’s Popaganda podcast, which tackled social issues through pop culture analysis, and the Ms. LIVE Q&A video series, which put me in conversation with authors and thought leaders in the movement. I’m also the former co-host and co-producer of THE BOSSY SHOW, a political talk show for young women, and TRIGGER HAPPY, a weekly news desk video series for Binge Networks.
I’m now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and Editorial Director at The Jane Club and am working on a memoir. I continue to write for various outlets and host and produce live and digital events for platforms including The Meteor and organizations like An Economy of Our Own.
My work has been described as “beautiful,” “moving,” “wondrous,” “powerful,” “impactful,” and “really good stuff.” I have additionally been hailed as “petulant and idiotic,” “intimidating to some,” “vapid and uninteresting” and “brazenly misandrist.” Despite all of that, I moonlight as a public speaker and media personality. I’ve been overheard on NPR; forced to wear make-up on CNN, Good Morning America and the CBS Early Show; and profiled by the New York Times. My work has been covered by the Washington Post, Diva magazine, Jezebel, TIME, Nylon and the Guardian; praised by Longreads, Mashable, BuzzFeed, Curve, Logo and The Rumpus; and cited or quoted by NBC, Daily Dot, Bustle, Romper, and Vox. I’ve taken the stage at the National Conference on Sexual Assault, the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference, the Momentum Conference, A-Camp and the National Women’s Studies Association Conference; and delivered guest lectures or joined symposiums at Little Red School House, Northeastern University, the University of Pennsylvania, Smith College and Merrimack College.
Alongside my creative work over the last decade, I worked as a communications strategist and community-builder in queer and feminist spaces—designing and executing successful strategies for fundraising, community-building, press relations and digital organizing; producing digital and live events and experiences; and launching viral campaigns and petitions. Now, I upend kyriarchy through an independent practice with a range of clients.