Suzannah Weiss

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



I'm a freelance writer specializing in feminist issues and sex and relationships, 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, Ravishly, and more. As Weekend Editor for Teen Vogue, I write around 10 stories/day, edit other stories, and post them on social media on the weekends. 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.


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 for more information and pricing.


I'm seeking representation for two separate book projects. Please email me at for more information.


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
-Authors and other public figures available for Q&As (typically with some sort of social justice angle)
-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 please don't ask me where I'm based! I have no base, and I'm probably not where I was a month ago.

You can see a small selection of my work below.


Suzannah Weiss | Complex
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Suzannah Weiss - MEL Magazine
Read writing from Suzannah Weiss in MEL Magazine. Hi there! Find me at @suzannahweiss or 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...
Suzannah Weiss
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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...
4 Super Real Reasons Women Fake Orgasms
About a year ago, I ran into a guy I'd been on two dates with at a Metric concert. I'd declined the third date because I wasn't really feeling it, but that night I wanted...
12 Reasons Why There's Orgasm Inequity (And No, It's Not That Women Are 'Harder to Please') -...
I was young when I came to discover masturbation, and I had orgasms long before I knew what they were. Nothing about it seemed complicated. I just rubbed "down there" for a few...
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).
Why We Need to Stop Normalizing Painful Sex
I'd heard the rumors about first-time penis-in-vagina sex being painful, but I always had the sense I'd be just fine. My vibrator never hurt me as long as I was turned on, so...
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.
7 Myths About Women and Masturbation It's Time to Unlearn Right Now - Everyday Feminism
"You masturbate?" This conversation I had with a male friend embodies the surprise a lot of people express when they find out I not only masturbate, but also admit it...
7 Ways to Tell If Your Partner Might Be Manipulative - Everyday Feminism
"I think I do it to distract myself." I was telling a friend about my newly acquired habit of picking the split ends from my waist-length hair. "From what?" "Anger." I thought...
Having Sex Will NOT Stretch Out Your Vagina
We're lucky if sex ed teaches us anything about what's between our legs (besides that it could make us pregnant), and the messages we get from the media can be just as...
11 of the Most Expensive Sex Toys to Ever Exist
By Suzannah Weiss When you've got some spare change in your wallet, you could stash it away in your savings or invest in your professional growth. Or if you're as rich as, say,...
How A Cuddle Party Changed The Way I View Consent
On March 28, I went to a cuddle party and didn't cuddle with anyone. And it was awesome. OK ... let me back up. A cuddle party is basically what it sounds like.
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...
I Masturbated With a Crystal Sex Toy, and It Turned Me Into a Believer
When I met Chakrubs founder Vanessa Cuccia at an event showcasing her crystal wands, eggs, and other adult products designed for spiritual healing, I was intrigued but,...
I Love Sex but I Hate Kissing-And I Refuse to Do It
Confession: I'm one of those annoying people who won't share drinks with friends. It's not because I'm a germaphobe as much as I'm a saliva-phobe. To me, spit's just gross. It...
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...
Women Are Just Not That Into Valentine's Day, For Totally Relatable Reasons
We might think of Valentine's Day as an occasion for chocolates, candlelit dinners, and adventurous new tricks in bed. But according to an epi24 study, many women would prefer...
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...
Scientists Are Testing a Dating App for Orangutans
Since online dating has helped a lot of people find relationships and hookups, why not let animals give it a spin? Researchers at Apenheul primate park in the Netherlands are...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...

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