Suzannah Weiss

Writer, editor, and communications strategist with expertise in social justice, relationships, arts and culture, science, and technology

Email: suzannahlweiss@gmail.com

ABOUT ME

I'm a freelance writer specializing in feminist issues, sex and relationships, and women's health, publishing up to 15 articles a day. I also work as a freelance editor, social media manager, and career consultant (more info on that in the next section).

I write on a daily basis for Glamour, Refinery29, and Bustle and on a regular basis for Everyday Feminism, Vice, Men's Health, Complex, Audiofemme, MEL, and Ravishly. My articles on social justice, relationships, pop culture, science, and technology have also appeared in The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Salon, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Bitch, Bust, Paper Magazine, Self, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Mic, Business Insider, Yahoo, Long Island Pulse, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Alternet, xoJane, POPSUGAR, Thought Catalog, SheKnows, The Good Men Project, The Frisky, YourTango, Role/Reboot, The Freelancer, Footnote, Her Campus, and more.

I'm an author of the book Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World, and I regularly make radio appearances to discuss gender, body image, social justice, and sex and relationships. But my favorite claim to fame is that Whoopi Goldberg cited one of my articles in a discussion about sex and feminism on The View.

My background in writing, editing, marketing, and communications ranges from tech startups to academic journals. Before starting my freelance career, I served as Assistant Editor for Footnote, a site that translates academic research for mainstream audiences, Editorial Assistant for the academic journal Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, Content Specialist for the technology startup WibiData, and Content Writer for the technology-focused PR firm Coderella.

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience and a Bachelor of Arts in Gender & Sexuality Studies and Modern Culture & Media with honors from Brown University, where I received the Barbara Banks Brodsky Prize for Excellence in Real World Writing and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women Undergraduate Fellowship. I've conducted research for Brown's Social Cognitive Science Research Center, Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative, and Pembroke Center for Research and Teaching on Women. As a huge critical theory and science nerd, I love to communicate academic insights so clearly that people don't even realize they're academic.

My poems and humor writing have been featured in readings and published in journals including sPARKLE & bLINK and The East Bay Review. I taught a seminar in February 2016 on how to write a love poem.

SO, YOU WANT TO DO THIS TOO?

I went from a disillusioned office worker to a freelance writer and digital nomad with a six-figure income in less than a year starting solely with cold pitches and submissions. Since I want to help others make this career transition or improve the careers they already have, I offer several forms of consulting. I will give feedback on pitches and submissions, help you place them with appropriate publications, share editors' contact information, give advice on promoting your content and managing your online presence, and edit work for current or aspiring writers or PR people who want help getting coverage. You can contact me at suzannahlweiss@gmail.com for more information and pricing.

NOTES FOR PR PEOPLE

I welcome pitches, but please familiarize yourself with my writing. No body-shaming products, heteronormative advice, or gender stereotypes, please. I look for:
-Timely stories on feminism, body positivity, and LGBT issues
-Timely and evergreen sex/relationship and health stories and research
-Concerts and music festivals! These are my favorite (seriously, will someone send me to EDC this year?!)
-Authors and other public figures available for Q&As
-PRESS TRIPS!! I typically produce multiple articles within a week of the trip.

I receive dozens of pitches per day and respond quickly to the ones that catch my eye, so please don't follow up more than once. Thank you!

Oh, and don't ask me where I'm based! I have no base, and I'm probably somewhere different from where I was a month ago.

You can see a small selection of my work below.

Portfolio

Recent favorites

The Growing World of Anonymous Dick Pic Appreciation Sites | Broadly
Online forums where users can appreciate strangers' members allow users to explore their exhibitionistic side with consent (and lots of enthusiasm from viewers).
Do Women-Only Spaces Belong in 2017? | Long Island Pulse Magazine
When she began her career in academia in 2009, Loyola University professor Karsonya Wise Whitehead grew tired of getting ignored and interrupted by men on academic committees....
Here's the Problem With That Whole Orgasm Subplot on 'The Bachelor'
Last week, The Bachelor broke from its tradition of addressing cast members' physical relationships via oblique references to time spent in the not-so-oblique Fantasy Suite and...
Surprise: Your Period Probably Doesn't Sync Up to Women You Hang Out With
When you and your roommates are all together on the couch eating chocolate and clutching your hot water bottles, it's easily to buy into the idea that when women spend a lot of...
Why Simultaneous Orgasms Are Kind of BS
According to a 4,400-person survey by the sex toy company Lovehoney, 89 percent of couples have orgasmed at the same time, 37 percent do half the time or more, and the average...
Why I'm Glad Oscar Nominees Are Getting A Vagina Fitness Tracker In Their Goodie Bag
Given that over half of women have used vibrators, according to a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, it's about time we destigmatize sex toys, especially ones with health...
People Have Been Using MDMA to Treat PTSD for Decades | Broadly
Though it may seem surprising, the so-called "party drug" was used in therapy years before it was banned in the US.
Where to Pregame for the Super Bowl in Houston, Texas
If you're among the thousands of people flooding into Houston for the Super Bowl, don't waste an opportunity to explore a new city by spending the whole time at your hotel and...
Why Don't We Talk About Painful Sex?
Isn't this supposed to be enjoyable? Liana, 31, remembers thinking repeatedly when she started having sex. For years she didn't understand why it hurt so much-until she ended up...
How One Model Dedicated His Life to Getting on the Covers of Romance Novels | Broadly
After having a professional epiphany in a Barnes & Noble, Jason Aaron Baca resolved to become the next Fabio.
Staff Picks - Suzannah Weiss: 10 Women DJs to Watch in 2017
Nearly half of EDM listeners are women, yet the mainstream EDM world is tragically male-dominated - which is especially inexcusable given all the female talent out there. If...
The 10 Most Satisfying Pimple Popping Videos Of 2016
There's something perversely pleasing about watching a bump burst from someone's skin and ooze with pus. Whatever it is, pimple-popping videos have a way of making us let out a...
Live Photos: Aphex Twin, ODESZA and The Jesus and Mary Chain at Day for Night Festival
The Day for Night festival brought together an array of musicians largely skirting the rock and EDM spectrum, performing against a backdrop of cutting-edge digital art. At the...
Live Photos: Björk, Liars and RZA Close Out the Day For Night Festival
Four stages located in and around Houston's Barbara Jordan Post Office filled with color during Day for Night's second installment on Sunday. By the Yellow Stage, people in...

Contributor pages

Suzannah Weiss Bio, latest news and articles
Suzannah Weiss is an author on Glamour. Read Suzannah Weiss's bio and get latest news stories and articles. Connect with users and join the conversation at...
Suzannah Weiss's Recent Articles - Refinery29
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Suzannah Weiss
Suzannah Weiss is a writer whose work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Salon, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Bitch, Bust, Vice, Paper Magazine,...
Suzannah Weiss, Author at Everyday Feminism
Intersectional Feminism For Your Everyday Life
Suzannah Weiss | Broadly
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Suzannah Weiss | Complex
Stay tuned to Complex for new content from Suzannah Weiss.
Suzannah Weiss - MEL Magazine
Read writing from Suzannah Weiss in MEL Magazine. Hi there! Find me at @suzannahweiss or www.suzannahweiss.com. Every day, Suzannah Weiss and thousands of other voices read,...
Suzannah Weiss, Author at Audiofemme
Credit: Katrina Barber When you're talking to Jana Hunter, nothing is taboo. As his band Lower Dens has gotten big, he's used his platform to talk candidly about societal...
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Sex and relationships

What professional cuddlers can teach us about touch
When H. Melinda Krakowski,a customer service representative in New York City, was married, she couldn't shake the feeling that she was alone, even when her husband was in the...
It's Time to Stop Obsessing Over Housework and Sex
In 2014, a New York Times Magazine cover story titled "Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?" sent the internet into a frenzy. Citing a study in The American Sociological...
The Perfect Elopement, With All Your Friends Watching
In April, Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Chelsea Peretti and Key & Peele's Jordan Peele did what many people in love have done before. They eloped. Thanks to the surprise and both of...
Can You Orgasm Your Way to Enlightenment?
We spoke to the woman behind an "orgasmic meditation" organization that's one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S.

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