I’m a writer, editor and producer with a decade of experience in magazine journalism and online media. I write regularly on women’s issues and culture for the New York Times, the Atlantic, Newsweek, and The Daily Beast, and am presently editor-at-large for Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In foundation, which encourages women to lean into their ambitions.
I’ve served as executive editor of Tumblr, where I launched and oversaw an ambitious multimedia initiative to produce original journalism. I’m also an award-winning executive producer, and oversaw the launch of Tumblr’s video department. I began my career at Newsweek, where I spent seven years as a reporter, editor, and ultimately senior writer, covering social trends, culture and women’s issues. I wrote about marriage, school bullying, Sweet Valley High, girls, polyamory, love between avatars, the rebirth of Compton, gay rights, covered the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, and and took classes at a pot school called Oaksterdam for a piece about the California pot debate. I also wrote a cover story about sexism in the media to mark the 40th anniversary of a landmark gender discrimination suit against Newsweek. That lawsuit, and my personal story, are now documented in “The Good Girls Revolt,” a book by Newsweek’s first female senior editor, Lynn Povich.
A native of Seattle, my work has been honored by the the Society for Professional Journalists, GLAAD, the Newswomen’s Club of New York, and the New York Press Club, which named me the city’s best young journalist. I also teach and lecture on on digital journalism.