Suzannah Weiss

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

Email: suzannahlweiss@gmail.com

I am a writer specializing in women's issues and relationships, but my background in writing, editing, marketing, and communications ranges from tech companies to academic journals. I write on a regular basis for Glamour, Bustle, Complex, and Refinery29 and on a semi-regular basis for The Washington Post, Vice, Salon, The Village Voice, Everyday Feminism, Ravishly, and Audiofemme. My articles on social justice, relationships, pop culture, science, and technology have also appeared in Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Bitch, Bust, Paper Magazine, Self, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Mic, Business Insider, Refinery29, Yahoo, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Alternet, xoJane, POPSUGAR, Thought Catalog, The Good Men Project, The Frisky, YourTango, Role/Reboot, The Freelancer, Footnote, Her Campus, and more. I have made several radio appearances to discuss gender, body image, and social justice. 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.

In addition to writing, I've also worked as a full-time and freelance editor and content marketer. I've served as Assistant Editor for Footnote, a site that translates academic research for mainstream audiences, and Editorial Assistant for the academic journal Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies. I'm also the former 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 aim 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, how did this all happen? I went from a disillusioned office worker to a prolific and fulfilled freelance writer 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. You can contact me at suzannahlweiss@gmail.com for more information and pricing.

A note 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! I LOVE to cover these.
-Authors and other public figures available for Q&As
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!

You can see a small selection of my work below.

Portfolio

Recent favorites

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.
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...

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.
A Psychic Explains the Allure of the Mile-High Club
Airplane bathrooms are not inherently appealing places. They induce intense claustrophobia, produce frankly alarming noises, and smell like a combination of toilet bowl cleaner...
The 5 Sexiest Sports For Men to Play, According To Tinder Data
Olympic hookups have long been a legendary part of the Games. There isn't an Olympic cycle that passes without the jaw-dropping number of condoms shipped in for the athletes (a...
The Best First Message to Send On a Dating Site
As any guy who's ventured onto Tinder or OKCupid knows, that first message is daunting. Should you lead with a compliment? A simple "Hey, how are you?" To find out, the dating...
11 Signs You're Dating a Sociopath (And Not Just a Garden Variety Asshole)
Remember that guy you called a sociopath when he ghosted you after three Tinder dates? He was an asshole, no doubt, but "sociopath" may not be the right word choice. With 1% of...
Sad Study Shows Most of Your Friends Don't Actually Like You
A new study indicates half of your friends probably don't consider you their friend.
Want a Happier Relationship? Do This One Thing Together Every Day
September 2, 2015 Want to know one simple way to make your relationship stronger? Of course you do. It might sound obvious, but according to a study published last week in...
Is Monogamy in Your Genes? Maybe Not
Prairie voles can teach us a lot about human behavior, according to researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, who just published a study in Science on the correlation...
The Shame-Free Guide To Queefing
Though I know it's wrong to snoop on your significant other, there was one time in college when I caved in to the temptation. My boyfriend logged into Facebook on my computer,...
10 Things Your Friend Who Falls In Love Easily Wants You to Know
You know that friend who says she's in love with a new person every six months? The one who declares her feelings within weeks or even days of meeting them? I'm that friend. Hi....
"Here for the right reasons": Why people really agree to go on "The Bachelor"
Anyone who has watched ABC's " The Bachelor ," " The Bachelorette" or " Bachelor in Paradise" has seen a contestant come under fire for being "there for the wrong reasons,"...
The Surprising Task That Can Improve Your Sex Life
Who ever said household chores couldn't be sexy? According to a new study coming out in The Journal of Marriage and Family, they can be when you share them. The researchers...
No, A Spray for Men Won't Close the Orgasm Gap
Recently, you might've seen a product called "Promescent" in the news. It's a spray for guys to put on their junk that can help them last longer in bed. And it's making a bold...
This Is the One Sign That You're In an Adult Relationship
Back in January, Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings publicly condoned people sharing Netflix accounts, saying he considered it a "terrific marketing vehicle" for the website. What...

Feminism and social justice

Body positivity has brought us plus-size pageants and models. It also means we objectify more women.
This week, women sizes 14 and up will compete in the Miss Plus America pageant in Atlanta. There will be interviews, pant wear and evening gown shows, and a "photogenic photo"...
How "Love Your Body" Became A Marketing Slogan - The Establishment
In 1991, Naomi Wolf's The Beauty Myth called attention to a lie we've all been sold: women must be beautiful to be happy. In the years since, a new myth has taken shape: we have...
The social justice teach-in hosted by college professors on Twitter, no tuition required
When Andrew Hassell was 29, he was working for a cable provider in Bridgeport, CT and had never completed school past the fifth grade. Financial circumstances had prevented him...
I Was 17 When My Boyfriend Sold Me for Sex
Growing up, I was an adventurous, fun-loving kid. I did well in school, was on the track, basketball, and swimming teams, and pretty popular. But after I moved from Iowa to...

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