Anna Holmes is a writer and editor who has worked with such publications as Glamour, InStyle, the New York Times, Newsweek, and The New Yorker. She is the author of the 2002 book Hell Hath No Fury: Women’s Letters From the End of the Affair. In 2007 she founded the popular website Jezebel, which she oversaw until her departure in 2010. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram .


Kate Harding is the author of Asking for It, co-author of Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere, and founder of the now-retired body acceptance website Shapely Prose. She occasionally updates and tweets as @kateharding.

Amanda Hess is a freelance writer and editor who writes about youth, sexuality, and technology. She lives in Los Angeles. You can reach her on Twitter at @amandahess or on her website,

Contributing Writers

Chloe Angyal is an editor at and a regular Jezebel contributor, and she writes about politics and pop culture for a range of other publications. She was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and now lives in New York City. You can read more of her work at and follow her on Twitter.

Katie J.M. Baker is a Jezebel staff writer who enjoys making people uncomfortable at parties by telling them her beat is “mostly abortion and rape.” (And she wouldn’t have it any other way.) She has also written for publications such as the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. You can find her online at and @katiejmbaker.

Irin Carmon is a staff writer at Salon and a freelance journalist. From 2009-2011 she was a staff writer at Jezebel, where she (separately) earned the ire of Scott Baio and certain Daily Show staffers, and covered the Republicans’ reproductive rights onslaught. In 2011, she was named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in Media, and has been honored by the Hillman Foundation, the New York Abortion Access Fund, and NARAL-NY for her reporting on reproductive rights. You can follow her on Twitter at @irincarmon.

Megan Carpentier is a writer and editor whose tenure at from 2007-2009 was followed by stints at Air America, Talking Points Memo and Raw Story (where she never wrote about her period again). Her non-menstruation-related work has also been seen in The Guardian, the Washington PostBitchBustGlamour, Women’s eNews, RH Reality Check. In 2009, she became the only person you know to be simultaneously published in Foreign Policyand Us Weekly. She can be found cursing on Twitter at @megancarpentier.

Pixie Casey (not her real name) spent two years as Jezebel’s first Weekend Editor and is now a Staff Writer for Rookie. She is, was, and always will be Team Cake.

Alexis Chaney lives in Chicago, but refuses to change her DC residency on principle. She is the Director of Development for First Floor Theatre, and a proud graduate of the University of Chicago in a major that has 15 syllables. If you are interested in her thoughts on Reasonable Shorts, pop culture, Henry Rollins and her continuing adventures as a Professional Intern, you may follow her Tumblr and Twitter.

Jessica Coen is the Editor-in-Chief of A Michigan native, she has worked at New York Magazine, Vanity Fair and Gawker; her writing has also appeared in the New York Times and Glamour. She splits her time between New York and Chicago and can fit two weeks’ worth of clothes in a single carry-on bag.

Madeleine Davies is a Wisconsin-born writer and performer living in New York and a staffer at Jezebel.

Sady Doyle is the founder of the blog Tiger Beatdown. She cares about lady things almost as much as she cares about reading the Internet. Almost.

Michelle Dean’s writing has appeared at The New YorkerThe NationSlate, and many other fine publications. She was once a disgruntled lawyer who commented far too much on Jezebel.

Kate Dries is a multimedia journalist and founder of the website Smart Girls Who Do Stupid Things. Currently a fellow at BuzzFeed, she was formerly a Web Producer for WBEZ. She has written for Thought Catalog, The Billfold, Zelda Lily and PopMatters, and produces The Guy Friends Podcast, a sex and dating advice show for anyone who is not a straight man.

Hilary Elkins is a writer living in New York City. She has written for GQ, Elle, Marie Clare, and The New Republic, among others. Originally from Louisiana, she loves Sazaracs, marathons, and (most of) the American South.

Rana Emerson has written about media and popular culture for Gender & Society, xoJane, Pop Matters and other publications. When not at her day job at the City University of New York, she can be found basking in the rays of her TV, trying to be like Leslie Knope and Brienne of Tarth but actually living more like the Grandma’s House Simon Amstell and Lucy Van Pelt.

Ann Friedman is a magazine journalist who loves the internet. The former executive editor of GOOD magazine, she’s now a columnist for New York magazine’s website and for The Columbia Journalism Review. She’s into GIFs, pie charts, and #realtalk. Find her at

Catherine Garcia is a Southern California-based writer, reporter, and editor. Her work has appeared in Entertainment Weekly and, the New York Times, and other publications, but the highlight of her professional career remains being considered an expert on Hello Kitty wines by MSNBC (sadly, she accidentally erased the DVR recording to prove it). You can see her work at

Lorenna Gomez-Sanchez is currently a Photo Editor at BlackBook Magazine. She is native from Long Island and deemed photography her passion early on in life. She considers popcorn her favorite meal and often times pauses to take a breath, and enjoy life.

Jessica Grose is a writer, editor and grizzly bear enthusiast. She was formerly on staff at Slate and Jezebel, and she is the co-author of the book Love, Mom: Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home, and the author of the novel Sad Desk Salad. Follow her on Twitter @JessGrose or at her website.

Katie Halper is a comedian, writer, filmmaker and former history teacher. She performs around the country and her writing and videos have been published by The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet, Raw Story and Feministing. She is also the director of “Kinderland,” a documentary about the social justice summer camp she, as well as her mother and grandmother, attended. Follow her @kthalps or

Mikki Halpin is a writer and the author of three books. She is currently editing a new edition of The SCUM Manifesto.

Margaret Hartmann is a writer and former staffer at

Kyla Jones is a writer and teacher living in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to becoming a high-school English teacher and reading specialist, she worked at GQ magazine. She likes crossword puzzles, crime novels, and bourbon.

Elisa Kreisinger is a remix artist known as Pop Culture Pirate. Her work involves mashing up TV to make Mad Men into feminists and The Real Housewives into Lesbians.

Julie Klausner is the author of a book called I Don’t Care About Your Band and the host of a podcast called How Was Your Week. She lives in New York City with an idiotic tuxedo cat. Her website is, predictably,

Amanda Marcotte is a freelance feminist writer and journalist, who blogs for RH Reality Check, Slate’s XX Factor, and her own site Pandagon. She loves punk rock, cats, and pretending she knows how to DJ. She’s a prolific Twitter villain who can be followed @amandamarcotte.

Marisa Meltzer is the co-author of How Sassy Changed My Life.

Tracie Egan Morrissey is senior writer at Jezebel, and has been with the site since its launch in 2007. She has authored several terrifying educational books for children like Weapons of Mass Destruction and North Korea and Skin Cancer, as well as the stoner advice book Pot Psychology’s How to Be. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Vice, BUST, Playgirl, VH1, and Gawker. She is somebody’s wife and somebody else’s mother.

Anna North‘s writing has appeared in the Atlantic MonthlyGlimmer Train; the San Francisco Chronicle; The Paris Review Daily; on Jezebel, where she was a staff writer and editor; and on BuzzFeed, where she is now a Senior Editor. Her first novel, America Pacifica, was published by Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown in 2011, and you can follow her on Twitter at @annanorthtweets.

Latoya Peterson spent way too much time reading as a child. Luckily, she became a writer, which is a return on the investment.  She used to write for Jezebel, runs, and occasionally does some work when not reading paranormal romance novels at 3 AM.

Kartina Richardson is a filmmaker and writer. She is the author of and a contributing critic for the PBS show Ebert Presents At the Movies.

Alyssa Rosenberg is the critic at ThinkProgress and a columnist at Slate’s XX Factor blog. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Esquire, The Daily Beast, The New Republic, and many other publications. She lives in Washington, DC.

Erin Ryan is a writer for VH1’s Best Week Ever and a former staffer of and current contributor to Jezebel. A Midwestern native, she currently resides in Brooklyn, along with everybody else. She’s not available for children’s parties.

Jenna Sauers is a New York-based freelance writer and a frequent contributor to Jezebel, Bookforum, the New York Observer, and the Village Voice.

Becky Sharper is a Southern-born incorrigibly feminist New Yorker. She one of the founders of The Pursuit of Harpyness blog.

Lizzie Skurnick is the author of Shelf Discovery, an essay collection on the best teen books of all time, and the editor-in-chief of Lizzie Skurnick Books. She contributes to The New York Times Magazine, NPR, Jezebel, The Awl, and many other outlets. She lives in Jersey City.

Sadie Stein was a contributing editor at Jezebel from 2008-2011. She is Deputy Editor of The Paris Review.

Dodai Stewart is the deputy editor of and has been with the site since 2007. Raised in New York, she’s written for various publications, including Glamour, New York Magazine and the New York Times. She shares an apartment in Manhattan with her anti-social chihuahua.

Rachel Syme grew up among the dusty tumbleweeds in New Mexico and was blown eastward to New York City, where she now writes for NPR, The New Yorker, New York and elsewhere. She is writing a new biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald for Random House and spends far too much time doing “research” by wearing feather headdresses and drinking gin martinis. She runs the On Biography series at the 92Y in New York and hangs out on Twitter more than she should. Find her at: @rachsyme.

Moe Tkacik, a freelance investigative journalist and essayist, was one of the original Jezebel staffers. You can follow her work at and her periodic little spurts of fury directed at libertarians, “fiscal conservatives” and certain ex-boyfriends at @moetkacik. She is proud to report having completed, at age 34, her first successful home highlighting procedure.

Rebecca Traister writes about women, media and politics for, The Nation, Elle, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post and elsewhere. She is the author of Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women and a forthcoming book about single women.

Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy, one of the original staffers at She currently consults on brand strategy and creative direction for retailers working in the e-commerce space and is finishing her first novel.

Alysha Webb was born and raised in Sonoma County, California before moving to Manhattan. A major advocate for women’s empowerment, she has worked with publications like Real Simple magazine and currently manages her own blog: Winc. magazine. When her head isn’t buried in a book she can be found dancing or with paint brush in hand.

Lindy West is a staff writer at Jezebel, where her main beats are fat people, dickheads, and celebrity fetuses. Her work has also been published in the Guardian, the Stranger, GQ, Slate, Vulture, the Daily Telegraph, and others. She lives in Seattle.

Elizabeth Whitman is a journalist focusing on the Middle East and mental health. She has written for The Nation and has also been a reporter at the United Nations in New York.

Jess Zimmerman is in charge of cute animals, dick jokes, and Futurama references for Before that she did actual journalism for, and somewhere in there she wrote alternately embarrassing, feminist, and embarrassing/feminist essays for xoJane. Also she’s on Twitter a lot. Like, a lot.

Claire Zulkey is the author of An Off Year, published by Dutton in 2009 and selected by Indie Booksellers for the Autumn 2009 Kids’ Indie Next List and nominated as one of the ALA’s 2010 Best Books for Young Adults. Since 2003 Claire has run the blog, which is now produced by NPR affiliate WBEZ. She is a television critic and contributor to the Los Angeles Times and AV Club.


Craig Bostick is an illustrator, painter, designer, and comic artist living in Boston. His illustrations have appeared in various magazines and books including Bazaar Bizarre by Greg Der Ananian (2005, Viking Studio). His comics have appeared in many anthologies including No Straight Lines, Boy Trouble, THREE, Sidewalk Bump, and SPX 2001. He’s online at

Susie Cagle is a writer and illustrator in Oakland, California who’s been called “the angrier version” of other writers and illustrators. She’s covered crisis pregnancy centers, anarchist riots, building occupations and more for the Atlantic, the Guardian, the Boston Review, and other fun places. She tweets at @susie_c, sometimes in drawings.

Domitille Collardey is a Brooklyn-based cartoonist and illustrator from Paris. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Believer, McSweeney’s, Nobrow Magazine, and others. She is currently working on the webcomic Wreckhall Abbey. Check out for more!

Molly Crabapple is an artist whose published books include Discordia (with Laurie Penny; Random House UK, 2012), Devil in the Details (IDW, 2012), Saints and Sinners (IDW, 2012), Week in Hell (2012), Puppet Makers (DC Comics, 2011), and the forthcoming Straw House (First Second Books, 2014).  Called “equal parts Hieronymus Bosch, William S. Burroughs and Cirque du Soleil,” by The Guardian;  “a downtown phenomenon” by the New York Times; and “a brilliant and principled artist by BoingBoing, her clients as an illustrator include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Box, and Red Bull.

Eleanor Davis is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Athens, Georgia. Check out her work at

Vanessa Davis is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Los Angeles. Her most recent book, Make Me a Woman, was published by Drawn and Quarterly in 2010. See more of her work at

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Brooklyn-based oil painter  and illustrator whose work focuses on portraiture and social/political themes. An Oklahoma City native, she exhibits her paintings in galleries nationally, while completing illustration commissions for magazines, films, and books. Also working in public art, her latest project addresses street harassment through a series of street art posters. You can view her work at, and follow her at @fazlalizadeh.

Sarah Glidden’s first full-length book, a graphic-memoir entitled How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, was published in 2010 by DC Vertigo. She is currently working on her second book, Rolling Blackouts, a work of graphic journalism following reporters into Iraqi Kurdistan, Lebanon and Syria, which will be published in 2014 by Drawn and Quarterly. Her short pieces of graphic journalism have been published on Cartoon Movement, Ha’aretz, and the Jewish Quarterly. You can find more of her work at

Lisa Hanawalt is an illustrator whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, McSweeneys, Vice Magazine, Lucky Peach, Chronicle Books, Bloomberg Businessweek and GlamourMy Dirty Dumb Eyes, a collection of her comics and artwork, is being published by Drawn & Quarterly in 2013. Lisa’s website is

Rachel Herrick is an artist who creates satirical work about fat stigma and ascribed social identity. Herrick’s pseudo-scientific museum exhibitions document the field of study around the North American Obeast, a genus of mammals she invented to satirize fat bias and the cultural panic surrounding the obesity epidemic. Her installation-based work spans a wide variety of media including sculpture, video, photography and performance. Her website is

Wendy MacNaughton is an illustrator. She lives in San Francisco with her partner and their cats, and yes, her contribution is autobiographical.

Kris Mukai is an illustrator working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work can be found at

Elizabeth Carey Smith is a graphic designer, letterer, illustrator and type designer in Brooklyn. With tattoos of all 26 letters of the alphabet, it is unlikely you will ever meet a bigger type nerd. Her studio is She tweets real talk @theoriginalecs.

Jen Sorenson’s comics and illustrations have appeared in a variety of publications, including, Ms. Magazine, The Progressive, Daily Kos, AlterNet, The Los Angeles Times, Bitch Magazine, The Village Voice, and MAD. She has won several awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, an Aronson Award, and was the 2012 Herblock Prize Finalist. You can read her weekly political cartoons at and her tweets at @SorensenJen.

Julie Teninbaum is a graphic designer, illustrator and cheese-lover whose work has appeared in Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Glamour, among other publications. Her projects have included The Weather Report, Side View Mirrors and the infamous Schmooklyn t-shirt.

Esther C. Werdiger makes comics, illustrates, writes and podcasts. Based in New York, but originally from Melbourne, Esther plans on writing a graphic novel in the near future, very slowly. More work, links and contact details can be found at

Christie Young is an artist and illustrator from Texas. She splits her time between drawing comics for Pleasure Zone, working on an etiquette book for the modern woman (Random House, 2014), and cruising the Craigslist free section. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Ping Zhu is a freelance illustrator and Los Angeles native based in London. She dearly misses the experience of cutting open a perfectly ripe avocado. Her work has been published in the New York Times, The New Yorker, O Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Her first book, Swan Lake, is a concertina published by Nobrow Press.

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