Laura is an Ohio-based freelance writer and content creator. Her beats include mental health, pregnancy, disability, parenting, education, relationships, pop culture (especially television), queer issues, the performing arts, feminism, and politics.
Laura's work has been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, A&E, BuzzFeed, VICE, Bitch, SheKnows, Catapult, Playboy, McSweeney's, Dazed, Dilettante Army, Ravishly, AfterEllen, Autostraddle, Thought Catalog, and others.
Laura holds a Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She also has a B.A. Cum Laude from Barnard College.
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