As a senior editor at Open Road Integrated Media, I helped conceive of and launch The Portalist, a site dedicated to celebrating sci-fi and fantasy. Working with our great stable of freelance writers, I write and edit content for our Pop Culture, Books, and Bizarre verticals, as well as Future/Present, a vertical that examines how today's science and technology may shape tomorrow. I've written articles for The Portalist about everything from space history to Shakespeare — here are a few of my favorites:
From June 2014 to July 2016 I was an editor at The Mary Sue, a site for geek girls that focuses on the intersection of social justice issues and nerdy media. At TMS I wrote extensively about feminism and the way women and other marginalized groups are depicted in movies, TV, video games, and comics. I also covered developments in STEM.
You can check out some more of my writing for TMS over on my author page, but here are a few of my favorite pieces:
- Variety Publishes Very Bad, Sexist Take on Renee Zellweger's Face
- Piers Morgan, Am I Doing Feminism Right?
- Potential Leader of the Free World Spends Night Harassing Woman on Twitter
- I Watched Doctor Whore and its Geeky Porn Predecessors and Lived to Blog About It
- No, Duke Freshmen. Boycotting Fun Home Is Not a Push for Genuine Diversity.
- Dissenting Opinions May Occur
- So the TGI Friday Mistletoe Drone Already Slit Someone's Face Open
- I Sat Through Fifty Shades of Grey, and Now I Thirst for Male Tears
Through The Mary Sue I also had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite directors, actors, and creators. Personal favorites include my conversations with Guillermo del Toro, Liv Ullman, Rinko Kikuchi, Chip Zdarsky, and Jeff Bridges.
Prior to The Mary Sue I was an Associate Editor at Geekosystem, a humor site with a focus on space, tech, and science that was later absorbed into The Mary Sue.
Because I contain multitudes, I have also recapped The Bachelorette for Revelist! You can check out my recaps here, or read my take on Bachelor Nation's long history of gendered slut-shaming.
I'm also a founding member of NYCinefiles, a group designed to celebrate and strengthen New York's independent film community.