I’m an independent journalist, sensitivity reader, 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 provide sensitivity reading services centered on sexuality, gender, queer identity, sexual and intimate partner violence, feminist history and theory, and trauma and healing for fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. I’d love to hear about your project. I do this from my perspective as a cisgender, queer/bi white woman trauma survivor with extensive gender studies research experience. Please contact me at (reinagattuso [at] gmail) to discuss your project.
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 reinagattuso [at] gmail, or @reinagattuso on Twitter.