By Badass Women


…you’ll find links to some of my favorite articles, essays, and interviews written (almost entirely) by and about badass women across the web. Plus a few by Ta-Nehisi Coates, because my GOSH what a genius.

Some are poignant and powerful, others silly and sarcastic, but each one has inspired me to be a better writer.

Man Repeller

Does Everyone Have a Friendship Complex, or Just Me? February 2, 2018.
By Haley Nahman.

The Lie I Used To Tell Myself About TimeNovember 5, 2017
By Emily Graham.

The Everywhereist 

I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology LetterJanuary 10, 2018
By Geraldine DeRuiter.


Some Advice for Men Who Are Worried They’ll Be Part of the Sexual Assault ‘Witch Hunt,’ December 5, 2017.
By Hillary Kelly.


What Meghan Markle Means for Britain, and for Me, November 27, 2017.
By Tariro Mzezewa.


Why ‘Being Enough’ Changed EverythingNovember 30, 2017.
By Meghan Markle.

How to Live a Life of Reading with No Regrets, July 17, 2017.
By Kayla Dean.


Matilda Actress Mara Wilson: A 13-Year-Old Girl Is Not “All Grown Up,” November 14, 2017.
By Mara Wilson.

Elite Daily

My #MeToo Story Wasn’t Textbook Sexual Assault, But It Still MattersOctober 16, 2017.
By Alexia LaFata.


8 Movie Couples Who Shouldn’t Have Ended Up Together, July 14, 2017.

I Watched 7 Disney Classics for the First Time Ever and Here’s What I Learned, August 31, 2016.

Both by Mariah Smith.


Lucy Mangan: being “relentlessly, tirelessly ambitious” isn’t for everyone, June 8, 2017.
By Lucy Mangan.

Girls at Library

Caroline Calloway, January 18, 2017.
By Payton Turner.

The Atlantic

My President Was Black, January/February 2017 Issue.

‘There Are No Fat People in Paris,’ July 30, 2013.

Both by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

The New York Times

The Bitch America Needs, September 10, 2016.
By Andi Zeisler.


I Based My Entire Life on “Gossip Girl” and I Don’t Regret It, June 13, 1015.
By Hannah Orenstein.

The Wall Street Journal

To (All) the Colleges That Rejected Me, March 29, 2013.
By Suzy Lee Weiss.