I’m a New York-based writer, editor and multimedia journalist with a decade of experience in magazines and web. I’m freelance, which means I have about five jobs. Among them: I cover gender, culture, social issues and trends for New York Times and Time.com, where I write a regular column. I also contribute to a number of other magazines. I edit special projects for Sheryl Sandberg’s women’s foundation, Lean In, and am a consulting producer at MSNBC.com. I’m the co-creator/curator of the Lean In Collection with Getty Images, an initiative to change how women are depicted in media.
I spent seven years as a writer and editor at Newsweek, where I wrote stories on marriage, school bullying, pot culture, Sweet Valley High, girls, polyamory, avatar love, the rebirth of Compton, gay rights, the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, and a special report on gender in media that is now the subject of a book, The Good Girls Revolt, by Newsweek’s first female senior editor. (My story is the first chapter.) I produced multimedia and video projects, advised on social media and appeared regularly on air. When Newsweek merged with The Daily Beast, I stayed on as a writer and editor under Tina Brown, covering women’s issues and culture.
I left Newsweek to become the Executive Editor of Tumblr, where I cofounded a storytelling initiative that was nominated for a bunch of awards right before it was abruptly (and very publicly) shut down, later explained by Yahoo’s $1B acquisition of Tumblr. Our team got canned, but I’d just finished writing a piece about Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, which led to a conversation with Sandberg and, ultimately, an editing gig with her nonprofit. There, I work with Cosmopolitan to produce a quarterly “Careers” section of the magazine and was part of the editing team for Lean In for Graduates (Knopf, 2014). I also curate the Lean In Collection.
My writing and video work has been honored by the Society for Professional Journalists, the Newswomen’s Club, GLAAD, the Webbys and the NY Press Club, which named me the city’s best young journalist (!). I’ve spoken around the world on digital journalism, narrative storytelling and gender issues.