Portfolio

I am currently a senior reporter for The Daily Beast covering LGBT stories. My author page is here.

My work as a Sex + Life writer for Fusion is linked below:

10.25.16 – “How I Learned to Orgasm after Sex Reassignment Surgery”

10.31.16 – “How the Next Generation of Doctors is Learning to Treat Transgender People”

11.3.16 – “Every Time Candidate Trump Insulted A Woman’s Appearance During His Campaign”

11.9.16 – “President Trump is a Disaster for Transgender People”

11.29.16 – “Seriously, Though: Why Hasn’t Male Birth Control Happened Yet?”

12.05.16 – “Meet the Makeup Vloggers Who’ve Been Told They’re Too Old For YouTube”

1.04.17 – “Why Bisexual Men Are Still Fighting to Convince Us They Exist”

You can also find my writing on:

Paste
Rolling Stone
The Daily Dot
Jacobin

Mic
Salon
xoJane

The Advocate
Hello Giggles
Huffington Post

My freelance work is also listed below in reverse chronological order:

January 2017

1.13.17 – “Political Comedy is Killing the Absurdity of Late-Night” – Paste

1.3.17 – “Jen Kirkman Explains the Finer Points of Jen Kirkman Livin'” – Paste

December 2016

12.10.15 – “The 5 Best and Worst Trans Moments of 2015” – Rolling Stone

12.5.15 – SNL Can’t Just Mock Donald Trump—It Has to Humiliate Him” – Paste

July 2015

7.16.15 – “Lane Moore on Tinder, Twitter, and Staying Earnest” – Paste

June 2015

6.13.15 – “Let’s Stop Buying the LGBT Rainbow” — The Daily Beast

6.13.15 – “Why Do Men Like the Brazilian? Science” — The Daily Beast

6.11.15 – “Why Did WNBA Stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson Annul Their Marriage?” — The Daily Beast

6.9.15 – “Caitlyn Jenner is Pissing Off Feminists and Bigots—Good For Her” — The Daily Beast

6.9.15 – “Marital Rape Is Semi-Legal in 8 States” — The Daily Beast

6.3.15 – Inside Amy Schumer S03 E07 — Paste

6.2.15 – “Caitlyn Jenner’s Beauty Should Not Obscure The Reality of Trans Lives” — The Daily Beast

6.2.15 – “Polygamy Is More Popular Than Ever” — The Daily Beast

May 2015

5.27.15 – Inside Amy Schumer S03 E06 — Paste

5.26.15 – “Will Parole Keep Her From Transitioning?” — The Daily Beast

5.24.15 – “Cate Blanchett and the Hollywood Closet” — The Daily Beast

5.21.15 – “Today’s Bad Idea: ‘Frexting,’ The Sexts You Send Friends” — The Daily Beast

5.20.15 – “How Facebook Exposes Domestic Violence Survivors” — The Daily Beast

5.20.15 – Inside Amy Schumer S03 E05 — Paste

5.14.15 – “David Letterman’s Top Ten Remote Segments” — Paste

5.13.15 – Inside Amy Schumer S03 E04 — Paste

5.11.15 – “Family of Georgia Black Man Found Hanging From Tree Wants Answers” — The Daily Beast

5.5.15 – Inside Amy Schumer S03 E03 — Paste

5.4.15 – “Why Do Bi Women Smoke So Much Weed?” — The Daily Beast

April 2015

4.28.15 – “How to Tell a Bruce Jenner Joke: Late Night’s Subtle Transition” — The Daily Beast

4.28.15 – Inside Amy Schumer S03 E02 — Paste

4.27.15 – “Inside the Fear of Being Gay” — The Daily Beast

4.22.15 – Inside Amy Schumer S03 E01 — Paste

4.21.15 – “The Lost Art of the Late-Night Remote” — Paste

4.18.15 – “Pretentious is Not a Sexual Orientation” — The Daily Beast

4.17.15 – “The Dumbest Abortion Debate Yet” — The Daily Beast

4.14.15 – “What’s So Gross About Madonna? Getting Older, It Seems” — The Daily Beast

4.9.15 – “Ivy League Stiffs Its Female Profs” — The Daily Beast

4.9.15 – “‘Real Housewives’ of Silicon Valley?” — The Daily Beast

4.7.15 – “In Defense of One Big Happy: It Gets Better” — Paste

4.3.15 – “Exploding Head Syndrome is Real” — The Daily Beast

4.1.15 – “Is Trevor Noah Too Young to Host The Daily Show?” — Paste

March 2015

3.31.15 – “Millenials Are the Gayest Generation” — The Daily Beast

3.30.15 – “Don’t Boycott Indiana, Boycott Bigots” — The Daily Dot

3.25.15 – “We Should Applaud Iggy Azalea’s Boob Surgery Honesty” — The Daily Beast

3.21.15 – “No, A ‘Semen Facial’ Is Not a Good Idea” — The Daily Beast

3.18.15 – “Broad City’s Growing Pains” — Paste

3.18.15 – “Georgians Rally Against Oppressive Religious Freedom Bill” — The Daily Beast

3.16.15 – “Don’t Trust the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Why the B—- in Apt. 23 Was Better” — Paste

3.15.15 – “Inside the Strange World of Sneeze Fetishes” — The Daily Beast

3.13.15 – “Working at Pink House, Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic” — The Daily Beast

3.5.15 – “You’re So Vain: Men are More Narcissistic than Women” — The Daily Beast

February 2015

2.25.15 – “On Death Row, Women Want Salad for Last Meal” — The Daily Beast

2.24.15 – “Does the South Need an LGBT School?” — The Daily Beast

2.14.14 – “Bisexuality’s Watershed Political Moment” — The Daily Beast

2.11.15 – “Silicon Valley’s Sex Workers are Being Priced Out of the City by their Own Clients” — The Daily Beast

2.5.15 – “Calling BS on Our ‘Plus Size’ Obsession” — The Daily Beast

2.5.15 – “These D-List Celebs Are A-List on Twitter” — The Daily Beast

2.2.15 – “Growing Up Groundhog: The Horror and Fantasy of Groundhog Day — Paste

January 2015

1.29.15 – “Serious Question: Would We Really Buy the Apple Watch?” — Hello Giggles

1.28.15 – “The Mormon Church’s Gay Rights Charade” — The Daily Beast

1.27.15 – “The Mysterious Way Uber Bans Drivers” — The Daily Beast

1.20.15 – “Separating the Art from the Artist With Woody Allen: The Stand-Up Years — Paste

1.17.15 – “‘Consensual Incest’ is Rape” — The Daily Beast

1.15.15 – InTouch Puts Transphobia on its Cover with Bruce Jenner Photoshop” — The Daily Beast

1.14.15 – “The South’s Billboard Holy War” — The Daily Beast

1.13.15 – “Japan’s ‘Vagina Kayak’ Artist Fights Back Against Obscenity Charges and Misogyny” — The Daily Beast

1.9.15 – “Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships is Homophobic” — The Daily Beast

1.9.15 – “Sooooo Trans People in Russia Are Not Allowed to Legally Drive Now?” — Hello Giggles

1.7.15 – “Why It’s Time to Pull the Plug on the Worst Awards Show in Hollywood” — The Daily Dot

1.3.15 – “Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women” — The Daily Beast

1.2.15 – “The Secret to Chelsea Peretti’s Greatness” — Paste

1.1.15 – “Your Husband is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism” — The Daily Beast

December 2014

12.26.14 – “Old School Myths about Women that Need to be Retired, Like, ASAP” — Hello Giggles

12.23.14 – “11 Ways 2014 Was the Biggest Year in Transgender History” with Nico Lang— Rolling Stone

12.19.14 – “To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show” — The Daily Beast

12.18.14 – “All the Things We’re Going to Miss Most about the Colbert Report — Hello Giggles

12.17.14 – “Covenant of the Wing” — Rachelle Abellar’s Self Care Zine: Food

12.16.14 – “It’s Time to Learn How to Write about Transgender People” — The Daily Dot (republished on The Kernel)

12.12.14 – “Fraternities in a Post-UVA World” — The Daily Beast

12.10.14 – “How to Be a ‘Perfect’ Rape Victim” — The Daily Dot

12.8.14 – “Abortion Complications are Rare, No Matter What the Right Says” — The Daily Beast

12.8.14 – “Today in Amazing: The First Black Female Swimmer to Win a World Title” — Hello Giggles

12.6.14 – “Was 2014 the Year Science Discovered the Female Orgasm?” — The Daily Beast

12.5.14 – “Why Girls are Dealing with Puberty Earlier than Before” — Hello Giggles

12.4.14 – “5 Weird Ways to Get a Guy’s Attention and What They Mean” — The Daily Dot

12.3.14 – “Mona Lisa Touch: The Laser That Could Save Women’s Sex Lives” — The Daily Beast

12.1.14 – “Online Harassment is Going to the Supreme Court and Here’s Why That Matters” — Hello Giggles

November 2014

11.27.14 – “7 Amazing Black Friday Deals that will Blow Your Mind” — The Daily Dot

11.25.14 – “This Little Girl’s Face Sums Up Exactly How We Feel about Gendered Toys” — Hello Giggles

11.25.14 – “Silicon Valley Interns Make a Service Worker’s Yearly Salary In Three Months” — The Daily Beast

11.24.14 – “Another Way to Breathe” — The Yearbook Office

11.20.14 – “The Problematic Hunt for a ‘Gay Gene'” — The Daily Beast

11.20.14 – “OKCupid’s New Gender and Sexuality Options are a Really Big Deal” — Hello Giggles

11.17.14 – “I Tried Cosmo’s New Lesbian Sex Tips” — The Daily Beast

11.13.14 – “Feminist, Bae, Turnt: Time’s ‘Worst Words’ List is Sexist and Racist” — The Daily Beast

11.12.14 – “Super Strange Anti-Woman Laws that Somehow Still Exist” — Hello Giggles

11.10.14 – “Scroguard, Galactic Cap, and More: Will Anyone Wear Normal Condoms in the Future?” — The Daily Beast

11.7.14 – “If Twitter Won’t Handle Its Massive Harassment Problem, These Women Will” — The Daily Beast

11.6.14 – “Why We’re Thrilled Victoria’s Secret Got the Memo and Changed its ‘Perfect Body’ Campaign” — Hello Giggles

11.4.14 – “Will White Feminists Finally Dump Lena Dunham?” — The Daily Beast

October 2014

10.31.14 – “San Francisco’s Gay Culture is Dying” — The Daily Dot

10.29.14 – “Your Sex Confession is Her Screenplay” — The Daily Beast

10.27.14 – “How Halloween Became the Gay Christmas” — The Kernel

10.21.14 – “Barbie is Out, Monster High is In” — The Daily Beast

10.15.14 – “Don’t Be Fooled By Apple and Facebook, Egg Freezing is Not a Benefit” — The Daily Beast

10.11.14 – “Now is the Time to Come Out” — The Daily Beast

10.10.14 – “The Beautiful Newlywed Who Made the Right Change its Mind on Physician-Assisted Death” — The Daily Beast

10.10.14 – “An Undocumented Filmmaker is Generating Serious Oscar Buzz” — Mic

10.10.14 – “It’s Time to Let Pluto Be a Planet Again” — The Daily Dot

10.6.14 – “The Internet’s First Abortion Class” — The Daily Beast

10.2.14 – “Laughter Will Be The Legacy of Viagra” — The Daily Beast

10.2.14 – “5 Things We’d Believe About Gender If Only We Listened to this Fall’s Sitcoms” — Mic

10.1.14 – “Why I Lost My Faith in Apple” — The Daily Dot

September 2014

9.26.14 – “Ello, Is it You We’re Looking For?” — The Daily Beast

9.25.14 – “What Disney Movies Taught Me About Being Gay” — The Daily Dot (republished on xoJane and The Frisky)

9.25.14 – “The 3 Biggest Myths about Porn, Debunked by Belle Knox” — Salon (originally appeared on The Daily Dot as “Debunking the 3 Biggest Myths About Porn,” also republished on xoJane)

9.23.14 – “Online Shaming Gives Creeps the Spotlight they Deserve” — The Daily Beast

9.17.14 – “So You’ve Racially Profiled Someone—Now What?” — The Daily Dot

9.16.14 – “Schizophrenia Isn’t One Disorder but Eight” — The Daily Beast

9.12.14 – “The Best Reason to Love Friends is the One We Never Realized at the Time” — Mic

9.12.14 – “7 Things Reddit Should Do with the Money it Made Off Celebrity Nudes” — The Daily Dot

9.9.14 – “Male Birth Control, Without Condoms, Will Be Here by 2017” — The Daily Beast

9.9.14 – “7 Things that Would Be Better if Women Ran Them” — The Daily Dot

9.8.14 – “5 Things You Can Do To Counterprotest Michael Sam Trolls”— The Daily Dot

9.8.14 – “The Fall Television Season is a Major Moment in the Transgender Movement” — Mic

9.3.14 – “How to Find Your Vagina Without Using Yahoo Answers” — The Daily Dot

9.2.14 – “Jennifer Lawrence Shouldn’t Laugh Off Her Nude Photo Hack” — The Daily Beast

9.2.14 – “5 Simple Rules for Commenting on a Woman’s Appearance in Public” — The Daily Dot

August 2014

8.28.14 – “Will the Internet Ever Be Safe for Women?” — The Daily Beast

8.28.14 – “3 Tips for Talking to Other White People About Racism” — The Daily Dot

8.26.14 – “Why Modern Family‘s Fifth Emmy Should Be its Last” — Mic

8.22.14 – “We Need to Talk About Silicon Valley’s Racism” — The Daily Beast

8.22.14 – “It’s Time to Free the Nipple from its Social Media Prison” — The Daily Dot

8.19.14 – “19 Things that are Cheaper than Raising a Child in 2014” — The Daily Dot

8.18.14 – “Why it Matters that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a Feminist” — The Daily Dot

8.14.14 – “The Most Revolutionary LGBT Series Since Orange is the New Black is Coming to Amazon” — Mic

8.13.14 – “Stop Blaming Christy Mack: Porn Stars Don’t Deserve to Be Beaten” — The Daily Beast

8.13.14 – “The Trouble with Thought Catalog” — The Daily Dot

8.12.14 – “The Artificial Womb Will Change Feminism Forever” — The Daily Beast

8.12.14 – “Do Redheads Make Us Hungry?” — The Daily Dot

8.7.14 – “5 Signs You’re Dating a Reddit Troll” — The Daily Dot (republished on xoJane)

8.6.14 – “Why it Took LEGO So Long to Get the Memo: Girls Like Science, Too” — The Daily Beast

8.5.14 – “7 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Transgender Person on OKCupid” — The Advocate (originally published on The Daily Dot)

8.5.14 – “It’s Time for a Female-Led Marvel Movie” — The Daily Dot

8.1.14 – “Tim Ferriss is Bro Culture’s Anti-Masturbation Crusader” — The Daily Beast

July 2014

7.31.14 – “Lana Del Rey Makes Me Wish I Were Straight” — The Daily Beast

7.30.14 – “I Tried Cosmo’s Lesbian Sex Tips and They Were Terrible” — The Daily Beast

7.25.14 – “Your Hatred of Kim Kardashian Only Makes Her Stronger” — The Daily Dot*

7.24.14 – “Hollywood’s LGBT Characters Are Doing More Harm Than Good” — Mic

7.24.14 – “How YouTube is Helping Us Have a Better Conversation About Periods” — The Daily Dot

7.18.14 – “Going Down the Uncanny Valley of Robot Fellatio” — The Daily Dot

7.16.14 – “For Women on the Internet, it Doesn’t Get Better” — The Daily Dot

7.15.14 – “In Defense of the BFF” — The Daily Dot

7.10.14 – “The ‘Princeton Mom’ Doesn’t Understand How the Internet Works” — The Daily Dot

7.7.14 – “Lessons from a Bad Bra Fitting” — The Advocate

June 2014

6.25.14 – “Women Can Change the Mormon Church by Leaving It” — The Daily Dot

6.13.14 – “How Orange is the New Black Tokenizes Transgender People” — The Daily Dot

6.9.14 – “What Life is Actually Like in the Orange is the New Black Prison” — Mic

6.4.14 – “No, Kevin D. Williamson, Sex is Not a Biological Reality” — The Daily Dot (republished on xoJane)

May 2014

5.30.14 – “Why Encouraging Intimacy Between Men Might Save Lives” — The Daily Dot (republished on xoJane)

5.19.14 – “Expanded Gender Options Won’t Fix OKCupid’s Binary Problems” — The Daily Dot (republished on xoJane)

5.6.14 – “3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Write about Privilege” — The Daily Dot

April 2014

4.16.14 – “How Not to React When an LGBT Teacher Is Fired” The Advocate (originally published on The Daily Dot)

4.4.14 – “Instagram, I Want To See Your #presexselfies” — The Daily Dot

4.3.14 – “At the Trans 100, Honorees Aren’t Just HeroesThey’re People” — The Daily Dot

March 2014

3.25.14 – “It’s Time for Women to Take Back Armpit Hair” — The Daily Dot

3.24.14 – “What Does Your Favorite Buzzfeed Quiz Say About You?” — The Daily Dot

3.5.14 – “Why Gay Check Online Misses the Point” — Huffington Post Gay Voices

3.3.14 – “What We Can Learn from the Jared Leto Transgender Backlash” — The Daily Dot

November 2013

11.30.13 –  “(Be)coming”— the first issue of Adult Magazine.

11.20.13 – “Transgender, Dead, and Forgotten” — Jacobin: A Magazine of Culture and Polemic

11.12.13 – Contributed to “Selfies as Self Care” in Rachelle Abellar’s Self Care Zine.

August 2013

8.27.13 – “A Letter to Chelsea Manning” — Jacobin: A Magazine of Culture and Polemic

8.12.13 – “Plugged In: Sexual Fetish Communities (1970s to the Present)”— Kinsey Confidential

July 2013

7.10.13 – CounterPunch and the War on Transgender People” — Jacobin: A Magazine of Culture and Polemic (republished on Salon as “The Hate Group Masquerading as Feminists”)

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