I’m a journalist, author, Pipeline fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and cofounder of Tomorrow magazine. My writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Washington Post, The Nation, The American Prospect, Slate, Salon, The Village Voice, The New York Observer, Tablet, BUST, and Marie Claire, among many others. (Read some of it here.) I curate the Tumblr Minimum Ragers, and I’m working on a book called “The Crash Generation,” about how the recession has affected Millennials’ class consciousness.
I co-authored the book Girldrive: Criss-crossing America, Redefining Feminism, with my friend Emma Bee Bernstein. I’m also the editor for an anthology of my mama Ellen Willis’s rock criticism, called Out of the Vinyl Deeps.
I’m a former associate editor of GOOD, where I mostly wrote about my generation’s politics, sex, relationships, and recession-era hustlin’. Before GOOD, I was a producer for public radio (first for Farai Chideya’s Pop and Politics series and then on WNYC’s music talk show Soundcheck). And before that, I was a local reporter at the Chicago Tribune.
I graduated from Wesleyan in 2006. I wrote my thesis on 1970s porn movies and their influence on and reflection of the sex revolution and feminism—and got Wesleyan to pay for every porn movie I watched. Which is a fact I’m particularly proud of.