Hi! I'm Audrey and I'm a freelance writer, author, cultural commentator and speaker. I cover trending pop culture issues and their impact on girls and women. I also write about emerging parenthood, wellness and lifestyle trends.
I've worked at and written for magazines/newspapers such as Sassy, YM, Seventeen, Elle Girl, Cosmo Girl, Teen People, Girls Life, Lucky, Working Woman, Shape, Ms., Health, Healing Lifestyles & Spas, The Washington Post, The Vancouver Sun and others. I also write for websites including Yahoo and Realtor.com.
I'm the author of All Made Up: A Girl's Guide to Seeing Through Celebrity Hype and Celebrating Real Beauty (Walker Books for Young Readers/Bloomsbury, 2006) and as a child and teen, I modeled for magazines including Modern Bride and Seventeen, and brands such as J.Crew.
I've been lucky enough to appear on TV and radio in the US and Canada (CNN, NBC, CBS, NPR, Urban Rush, Breakfast Television, CBC and many others) as a commentator--and am a new regular contributor to Vancouver's Lynda Steele Show on CKNW radio (check my Twitter feed for alerts regarding when... but it's usually on Mondays!). I've also served on the board of directors for Mind on the Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering critical analysis of media messages, and consulted with national organizations such as Girls Inc. on their programming and policies for girls.
I'm a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and of Brown University in Providence, RI, where I earned a master’s degree in American Civilization that focused on gender and popular culture. I won a Fulbright fellowship to teach American Studies and English to high school students in France, and also serve as an alumni interviewer for Brown University.
At present, I live in Vancouver, British Columbia and New York City (where I was born and raised) with my husband and two young boys. My current idea of bliss? A killer Bikram yoga class followed by a raw smoothie and a nap. Sounds perfect, no?