I’m an independent journalist and writing teacher. I write about food, sex, and mental health—all ways for me to explore how politics and power shape our experiences of community and care. My work appears consistently at Atlas Obscura and Swell, and has also been published at The Washington Post, The BBC, Teen Vogue, Time, Bitch, and in a weekly column at Feministing. My work on gender and sexuality has been cited and anthologized in multiple popular and scholarly outlets, including New York, Mic, Bustle, the Duke Law Journal and several books on consent, feminism, and sexual violence.
I teach academic writing to high school students, and I’m committed to inclusive, empowering, justice-oriented pedagogy. I’ve facilitated workshops and presented my work on audio and visual platforms, so feel free to reach out with any teaching, facilitation, or media-related opportunities!
I was a 2015-2016 Fulbright fellow in women’s studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, where I completed my master’s in Indian cinema, theater, and visual studies 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, where I was a commencement speaker and won the Eugene R. Cummings Award for best senior thesis in LGBTQ studies.
I write smart, punchy web, app, and audio content with a knack for speaking to young people and women. I have special expertise in sexuality, mental health, food, LGBTQ issues, and social justice, but I’ve also written thought leadership content for clients in tech, business, telecommunications and beyond.
Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, or @reinagattuso on Twitter.