Magazine Category

Snag the Feb/March 2016 Issue of Bust Magazine!

One of the very first pieces I ever wrote was for Bust magazine back in 2007 about young women who wanted to become nuns. It’s one of my favorite independent magazines and I always enjoy writing for them. In the Feb/March 2016 issue with The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams on the cover, I wrote a […]

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Two Veg Editors Share What They Want to See From Food Writers

My colleague at VegNews magazine, Aurelia d’Andrea, founded Swell! Magazine, an online magazine focused on “eco-friendly travel, healthy eating, creative self-care, guilt-free relaxation-and-pampering tips, and inspiration from other women leading creative, compassionate lives.” Aurelia recently interviewed myself and Vegetarian Times food editor Mary Margaret Chappell about what we look for when we’re searching for new food writers for our […]

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Check Out the New Issue of Good Housekeeping!

I’m excited to share that a piece I wrote in the January 2016 issue of Good Housekeeping is out on newsstands right now. I interviewed Patrice Banks, a fascinating woman who is set to launch a mostly female-run mechanic shop called Girls Auto Clinic. Her story is in the Real Life section, and I’m really […]

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Depression Shouldn’t Be Shameful

For the past few months I’ve been researching and interviewing Asian American college students and mental health professionals for an article that was recently published by Pacific Standard. (If you don’t know their work, they cover a wide range of fascinating topics from science to health. And I’m not just saying that because I write […]

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#DreamComeTrue: My First Article for O Magazine

In Amy Schumer’s brilliant sketch “Fight Like a Girl,” she says that women can’t deny the authority of therapy and/or Oprah, and she’s damn right. As a freelance writer, I have a list of my dream magazines that I would be thrilled to write for, and now I have my byline in one of them — O: […]

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The Most Frequently Asked Freelance Writing Questions

Some times I get questions from aspiring writers about how to make it as a writer. I thought this post would be helpful to share the most frequently asked questions I get and answer them here. 1. Can I make money as a writer? Yes. I do make my living from freelance writing and editing. […]

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Five Tips for Getting a Personal Essay Published

In March 2013, I sent a personal essay to an editor at MARIE CLAIRE. She expressed interest in it and asked to see a draft. We went back and forth, and then she brought it to her executive editor. She and the executive editor found one sentence in my draft that they were interested in turning […]

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Building a Full-Time Freelance Writing Career

For almost a year now, I’ve been freelance writing and editing. When I worked full-time as a magazine editor, I often pitched and wrote freelance writing assignments because I’m obsessed with magazines. People often ask me how I land assignments so I wanted to share some ideas of what I do to keep working. 1. […]

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Grab the October/November issue of Bust magazine!

I’m so excited to share that I wrote a feature for the October/November Home issue of Bust magazine, one of my favorite magazines. In July, I interviewed several women who live at the LA Eco-Village, a cohousing community with a focus on eco-friendly living. I was really impressed by their lifestyle, especially in the City […]

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Why Indie Magazines Matter

I’m excited to share that my first feature article, “Indies Rock,” for VegNews magazine is in the May+June Media Issue currently on newsstands! While I love all magazines, I love supporting my favorite indie magazines, starting with Sassy when I was a teenager and now writing for publications such as VegNews, Bust, and others. I […]

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