I’ve written about feminism, sex, and other fun topics for The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Vice, Glamour, Playboy, and other publications you might’ve heard of. I’ve served as an editor for Teen Vogue, Vice, and Complex and discussed gender and sexuality on many radio shows, podcasts, and conferences including SXSW. My essays have been published in several books, and Whoopi Goldberg once cited one of my articles on The View in a debate over whether asking for what you want in bed is a feminist act. (I’d say it is.)
My path to this point has been long and winding. I triple majored at Brown University, earning a BS in Cognitive Neuroscience and a BA in Gender & Sexuality Studies and Modern Culture & Media. While I was there, I was a research assistant for a social cognitive science lab and a robotics initiative, an editorial assistant for a feminist theory journal, and a teaching assistant in biology and cognitive science. After that, I worked as an editor for the site Footnote, translating academic research for mainstream audiences. Then, I became an expert in big data technology as content specialist for the tech startup WibiData. After a layoff at the company, I took a stab at freelance writing. The next four years took me through an internship at Paper Magazine and daily writing positions at Bustle, Glamour, and Refinery29. I’m currently at work on several books, and in my spare time, I run the meetup group LA Spiritual Intellectuals, lead cacao ceremonies, give psychic readings, write poems about Schrodinger’s cat, and help people have better sex.