Journalism

As a freelance journalist, I have written for publications like Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, New York, Elle, Foreign Policy, Vice and The New Statesman. I started my career at The New Republic, where I was a staff writer from 2014-2015.

Selected work

When Doug and Ashley Benefield started a ballet company, it wasn’t supposed to end in death Vanity Fair, 2021

A memoir of San Francisco startup culture The New Statesman, 2020

Why we struggle to pay attention The New Statesman, 2020

The women transfixed by violent crime The New Statesman, 2019

How a public suicide harms the people who see it The Atlantic, 2018

Why do we hate people who try so hard? Elle, 2018

The fine line between romance and madness The Washington Post, 2018

How depression has- and hasn’t- become normalized New York, 2017

The afterlife of a ballerina Elle, 2016

A new book says you should talk to strangers. Counterpoint: no New York, 2016

I tried to get high on chocolate with help from a New Age shaman New York, 2016

Advice columns are thriving- but are they actually doing any good? The New Statesman, 2016

Grown women don’t need a “best friend” The New Republic, 2014

A short story in Harper’s has sparked a feud between Joyce Carol Oates and Robert Frost’s descendants The New Republic, 2013