Suzannah Weiss

Writer and editor on feminism, sex, relationships, and more

Email me: suzannahlweiss@gmail.com

Suzannah Weiss is a freelance writer and editor who currently serves as Weekend Editor for Teen Vogue, a daily news writer for Glamour and Refinery29, and a features writer for Bustle, Vice, Audiofemme, Elle, The Washington Post, Everyday Feminism, Self, and more, publishing up to 15 articles/day. She authored a chapter of Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World and frequently discusses gender, body image, and social justice on radio shows and podcasts. She has edited for Broadly, Teen Vogue, and several bestselling authors and ghostwritten for well-known CEOs. When she's not writing or editing, she works as a content marketer and career coach. She holds degrees in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Modern Culture & Media from Brown University, which she uses mainly to overanalyze The Bachelor and argue over semantics. Whoopi Goldberg once cited one of her articles on The View in a debate over whether asking for what you want in bed is a feminist act. (She thinks it is.)

MORE ABOUT MY BACKGROUND

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. My writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Seventeen, Bitch, Bust, Women's Health, Men's Health, Vice, Salon, Paper, Paste, Self, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Mic, Business Insider, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Complex, Alternet, Thought Catalog, Bustle, Everyday Feminism, Pop Sugar, xoJane, She Knows, and much more.

A NOTE FOR LITERARY AGENTS/PUBLISHERS

I'm working on a book about sex and feminism. Please email me at suzannahlweiss@gmail.com if you'd like to see the proposal.

A NOTE FOR PEOPLE WHO WOULD LIKE 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'll 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. I also coach people who want help making the transition to the digital nomad lifestyle. I charge $50 for the first half hour and $150/hour after that. You can contact me at suzannahlweiss@gmail.com if this interests you.

Portfolio

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...
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.
Seriously, What Happened to the Dental Dam?
After the first time I received oral sex, a friend chastised me: "You should've used a dental dam!" A what? I thought. A few weeks later a sex educator on my college campus...
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...
"Vibrator Nation" Celebrates the History of Sex Toys
Rating Borrow from a friend This article appears in our 2017 Fall issue, Facts. Subscribe today! Reading Lynn Comella's Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the...
Why Are Sex Robots All Female? Because the 'Ideal Woman' Is a Robot
Over the past few years, futurists have been saying sex robots are on the horizon-and, in fact, they already exist. News has emerged about sex robots like Roxxxy, who can talk...
'Fear of the Clit': A Brief History of Medical Books Erasing Women's Genitalia
University of Cambridge researchers recently discovered a 16th-century anatomy book with one peculiar feature: a triangular cut out where the vagina would've appeared. It was...
I Refuse to Shave My Pubic Hair-and I'm Sick of Getting Shamed
As a teen I somehow missed the memo that pubic-hair grooming was a thing. My full bush never crossed my mind when I brought hookups back to my college dorm room. Once, I told a...
The "Pussy Pastor" Wants You To Know Jesus Had Sex
"Jesus had a penis. And wet dreams." This was the philosophy that inspired Heidi Johnson to found the Pussy Club, a sex-positive group at Duke Divinity School where Christian...
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...

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