I make things: new media properties, print and digital magazines, books, podcasts, art zines, branded content, and live events. Currently, I'm the deputy editor of the critically acclaimed men’s lifestyle publication MEL, where I oversee long form features, investigative work, and special issues — in addition to daily editorial direction. I cut my teeth being a part of the first digital outlet to win a National Magazine Award in the reporting category, launching a zine for-and-by-women, and shitposting memes. My freelance writing has appeared everywhere from Rolling Stone to Vice to Wired. This website is a collection of my best (or maybe just favorite) work. I live (and will die) in Los Angeles.
Deputy Editor, Real Future/Fusion
Senior Editor & Staff Writer, Medium
Engagement Editor, Talking Points Memo
Clay Felker Magazine Fellow, The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Publicity Assistant, Grand Central Pubishing/Hachette Book Group
Fact-checker, political reporter Ari Berman
I’m allegedly one of the funniest women on Twitter who is “pioneering ‘featurettes’” and “the future of brand-supported storytelling.”
The New York Times called MEL “the rare men’s magazine that has taken upon itself to investigate masculinity, not enforce it. It gets double points for managing to pull off that project with style and charm, not self-seriousness” and recommended my special project on teen boys.
Last year, Fast Company did an in-depth feature on MEL’s meteoric rise, detailing how traffic grew to 2.8 million unique visitors a month — about twice what it was less than a year prior.
Here I am talking all things gendered publishing in my favorite media newsletter, Clipped.
I was included in this roundtable of women’s magazine editors with Alisha Sommer of BLACKBERRY and Gabi Barkho of Femsplain.
I spoke to the Riveter about creating “I Call This Look” and how we use clothes to perform identity.
Badass Lady Creatives interviewed me about why I wanted to make a zine for women, by women.
Laist once featured the event series Drunk Education which I helped pilot in Los Angeles.
It’s been three years and I still can’t escape this meme I made.
NPR reporter Sam Sanders interviewed me about coining the term “manthreading.”