I'm a writer, editor of Feministing.com, and author of Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018), which explores how gender bias in the medical system is harming women.
In 2013, I became editorial director of the trailblazing site Feministing, where I have written about a range of feminist topics—including abortion stigma, rape culture, masculinity, sex, economic justice, and occasionally my favorite TV shows—since 2009. I have previously been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and an online columnist at Pacific Standard. My work has also appeared in publications like HuffPost, Cosmopolitan.com, Bitch Magazine, TheAtlantic.com, Teen Vogue, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project.
Before becoming a full-time journalist, I worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, I received my B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, I'm now based in the Twin Cities.