I’m an independent journalist, researcher, editor, and writing teacher. I write about gender, sex, and wellness; art and cultural heritage; and food. My work centers stories of creativity, community, pleasure, and care in the face of unjust systems. I hope my work contributes to collective, feminist and liberatory movements against racism, capitalism, and colonialism, and for abolition, queer liberation, and global solidarity.
I’m currently a 2023 New Jersey Sustainability Reporting Fellow with CivicStory. I’m also a contributing writer creating in-depth, social justice-centered editorial features about cultural heritage for Curationist, which aggregates millions of digitized, creative commons artworks and artifacts onto one searchable open-source platform.
I was previously a contributing writer covering food history and sovereignty at Atlas Obscura. My work has appeared on platforms including POPSUGAR, The Washington Post, The BBC, Teen Vogue, Time, and Bitch. From 2015-2018, I wrote about consent and liberatory movements in the U.S. and India as a columnist at Feministing, and I’ve been a wellness columnist with a focus on queer and feminist healing practices for Dame and The Talkspace Voice.
My work on gender and sexuality has been cited and anthologized in multiple popular and scholarly outlets, including New York, the Duke Law Journal and several books on consent, queerness, and sexual violence.
I was a 2015-2016 Fulbright fellow in women’s studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. I completed my MA in Arts and Aesthetics at JNU in 2018. My research on Hindi cinema and popular erotica has been published in Critical Collective. I received a BA in 2015 from Harvard University. I am grateful to constantly learn from friendship and solidarity with Indian feminist, anticaste, and people’s movements.
I’d love to hear about your project. Get in touch at reinagattuso [at] gmail, or @reinagattuso on Twitter.
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