I’m a New York-based journalist with a decade of experience in magazines and online media. A former senior editor at Newsweek and executive editor of Tumblr, I write, edit and produce multimedia on women, culture, social issues, sex, crime, teens and trends for the New York Times, the Atlantic, Time, Cosmopolitan & The Daily Beast, among others. I also edit and produce special projects for Sheryl Sandberg’s women’s foundation, Lean In.
I began my career at Newsweek, where I wrote stories on (among other things): marriage, school bullying, the fight to legalize pot, Sweet Valley High, girls, polyamory, avatar love, the rebirth of Compton, gay rights, the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, and a special report on women at Newsweek that is now the subject of a book, The Good Girls Revolt. I also edited for the magazine, produced multimedia for the web, oversaw the social media channels and appeared regularly on air. When Newsweek merged with The Daily Beast, I stayed on as a writer and editor under Tina Brown, and helped produce her annual women’s conference, Women in the World.
I left Newsweek to become executive editor of Tumblr in 2012, where I cofounded a multi-platform storytelling initiative that was nominated for a bunch of awards right before it was abruptly (and very publicly) shut down—later (sort of) explained by Yahoo’s $1B acquisition of Tumblr. We all got canned, but I’d just finished writing a piece about Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, which led to an email exchange and ultimately a gig with Sandberg’s nonprofit. There, I produce special projects, social campaigns, and oversee partnerships with outlets like Time, ESPN and Cosmopolitan, where I help edit a quarterly “Careers” insert. I recently worked with Getty Images to spearhead the creation of the “Lean In Collection,” a stock photo library devoted to making creative imagery less sexist.
My writing, multimedia and video work have been honored by the Society for Professional Journalists, the Newswomen’s Club of New York, GLAAD, the Webbys and the New York Press Club, which once named me the city’s best young journalist. I live in the East Village by way of Seattle.