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

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...
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...
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...
Why we need to stop celebrating overprotective fathers
A photo of a Wisconsin girl's father and boyfriend with the caption "Whatever you do to my daughter, I will do to you" went viral last month, provoking Facebook comments like...
When Does Sex on MDMA Count as Rape?
MDMA can lead to a loss of inhibition, so experts say that taking advantage of someone high on the drug could be considered sexual assault. But prosecuting these cases is...
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

The Problem With Chelsea Handler's Call For Women To "Do Better"
Chelsea Handler is sick of women - particularly white women - undermining women's rights. In a letter posted to Thrive Global, she discussed the 2016 election, in which 48.2% of...
Here's Why the 'Ferguson Effect' Is Total BS
Experts say the "Ferguson effect" is an attack on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Here's Why We Absolutely Need to Stop Using the Term "On the Spectrum"
" Sheldon Cooper is such a funny character... he's definitely on the spectrum, though." This is the Urban Dictionary example sentence for "on the spectrum," which is defined as...
This Promposal To A Glenelg High School Student With Down Syndrome Is Great, But We May Be...
A video of a Glenelg High School student's recent promposal to a peer with Down Syndrome has been going viral, with teasers like "This is so incredibly sweet!" drawing us in. A...
Preventing Rape with the Push of a Button | Broadly
After Jacqueline Ros's sister was raped, she created Revolar, a small wearable device that sends customizable alerts to your friends or family when you feel in danger-or just...
Even Job Ads Are Sexist
The exclusion of women from male-dominated industries and leadership roles happens at every stage of their lives, from discouragement in school to bias in job interviews. And...
This Is the Real Reason So Many Women Are Stressed About Work
Research has shown that women in male-dominated fields tend to experience more work-related stress than men in female-dominated ones. Cate Taylor, an assistant professor of...
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....
Academics Step Down From The Ivory Tower To Enact Social Change
On February 15, 2014, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof published the op-ed " Professors, We Need You ," calling on academics to publicize their knowledge as a catalyst...
"They implied that I had hallucinated a rape": Aspen Matis on campus sexual assault, her new...
"On my second night of college, I was raped. Shattered and alone, I fled to the Mexican border and headed north through 2,650 miles of desert and mountains to Canada, walking...

Health and wellness

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.
There's a Legit Medical Reason Beyoncé's Lips Look Bigger Right Now
It's very real, though, according to Sherry Ross, M.D., ob-gyn and women's health expert at Providence Saint John's Health Center and author of She-ology: The Definitive Guide...
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...

All Copyrights Belong To Their Respective Owners