I have a Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. I was the 2017-2018 Fletcher Jones Fellow at UC San Diego, where my research focused on disability studies, marginalized girlhoods, and media/cultural representations of mental illness. I also have a B.A. Cum Laude from Barnard College.

I have bylines at the New York Times, The Guardian, A&E, BuzzFeed, VICE, Bitch, SheKnows, Catapult, Playboy, McSweeney's, Dazed, Dilettante Army, Ravishly, AfterEllen, Autostraddle, Thought Catalog, and others.

Additionally, I've served as an associate editor and curriculum developer at Cokesbury Publishing House and a full-time digital content writer at PrepScholar and LoyalMD, covering business education, health, and the GMAT. 

My beats have included mental health, pregnancy, disability, parenting, education, relationships, pop culture (especially television), queer issues, the performing arts, feminism, and politics.

I live in Ohio with my husband, Oberlin College theater professor and disability studies scholar Jason Dorwart, and our daughter.

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