My writing career started with Elana Lyn. I loved writing for my own platform so much that I decided to write for other publications. I was reflecting on my journalism career so far over the weekend. It’s amazing that just three years ago I was writing articles for free, just because I was curious and wanted to write career advice that was informative and fun to read.
Now I’m writing full-time and I’ve expanded to writing about a wider range of topics, but career advice and interviewing inspirational women will always be my favorite thing to explore. I’m starting a new series where I’ll share the articles I’ve published each month. I’ve written far more than these because articles that were due this month don’t all get published in the same month and I also do a lot of ghostwriting. With that caveat let’s get started!
Favorite Article of the Month:
My first print magazine article came out and it made the cover! It’s surreal to see my name in print in Glamour. Glamour has always been one of my favorite magazines because of the smart, actionable content on everything from style and beauty to careers and inspiring interviews. I’m even more excited to be in this issue because it is their second Powered by Women issue: every issue worldwide was created exclusively by women.
The article started with a tweet. An editor at Glamour followed me on Twitter and I messaged her to introduce myself and see if she was accepting pitches. We emailed back and forth and I sent a dozen or so pitches for the magazine. I actually didn’t pitch the article I ended up writing, the Glamour team came up with the idea and she assigned it to me. There were far more edits that any digital piece and it was reflected in the article. I love how it turned out and I have a feeling they did too because it ended up being one of the pieces on the cover. I definitely won’t forget picking up a copy (okay, five) at Duane Reade late at night because I heard the issue had hit stands and I couldn’t wait to read it!
- The Right Way to Have Friendships at Work (Monster)
- Let’s Get You a Raise (Glamour, November 2017) (Women’s Health)
- Demi Lovato Just Dished Out Some Love Advice Every 20-Something Needs To Hear (Women’s Health)
- Kim Kardashian’s Halloween Costume Is Making People Angry For All Sorts Of Reasons (Women’s Health)
- This Pregnant Woman’s Powerful Instagram Post Explains Why You Can’t See Her Baby Bump (Women’s Health)
- This Olympian Just Shared A Heartbreaking Video About Her Miscarriage (Women’s Health)
- More Workplaces are Encouraging Mental Health Days—Here’s Why (Well+Good)
- How To Turn Your Passion Into A Career (Forbes)
- How Silicon Alley Hopes to Catch up to the Valley (Cornell Tech)
- Why One of NYC’s Biggest Bikram Yoga Studios Decided to Rebrand (Well+Good)
- NASA’s Dr. Christyl Johnson Shares Her Career Path And Advice For Advancing Women In STEM (Forbes)
- 4 Ways to Help a Loved One Who’s Coping With Depression (Well+Good)
- How Seed Global Health Is Using Education To Reduce Global Health Inequities (Forbes)
- Land a Job by Graduation With This Job Search Timeline (Monster)
- Tech Experts Share the Importance of Diversity and How to Foster Inclusion (Cornell Tech)
- How The Founder Of GoldieBlox Is Creating The Next Generation Of Women In STEM (Forbes)
- CoverGirl Just Dropped Its “Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, CoverGirl” Slogan (Allure)
- To Start A Successful Business Solve A Personal Problem (Forbes)
- CoverGirl Appoints Athletes Shelina Moreda and Massy Arias as New Ambassadors (Allure)
- Smarties Candy Company’s Three Female Co-Presidents Share Their Best Career Advice (Forbes)