BIO

Suzannah Weiss is a writer whose work has also been published in The Washington Post, Salon, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Paper Magazine, Yahoo!, and more. She holds degrees in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Modern Culture & Media, and Cognitive Neuroscience, which she uses mainly to over-analyze trashy television and argue over semantics. She never outgrew 90s rock music and hopes she never will.
 

Suzannah Weiss's Articles

When Sex Trafficking Victims Go To Prison

When the police arrested Wendy Barnes's pimp, it appeared as if she were free at last, she recalls during our phone interview. “Maybe this nightmare ends,” she thought. But that's when they... Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   01.29.16 2pm   |   SHARE

I’m Never Having Kids — And That’s A Good Thing!

Ever since I was a kid myself, I’ve held the conviction that I didn’t want kids. I found baby dolls creepy and real-life babies irritating. Whenever I told my parents this, they’d say, “You’ll change... Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   01.25.16 12am   |   SHARE

The 8 Greatest Lessons I Learned As A Feminist In 2015 (And Am Not Repeating In 2016)

I’ve never been able to embrace the life of no regrets. Regrets are stubborn seeds that plant themselves in my mind, refusing to leave until something grows from them. I water them by reliving my... Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   01.8.16 2pm   |   SHARE

Elliphant: Rapper, World Citizen, Androgynous Spirit

On the interview room’s cozy couch, Ellie (AKA Elliphant) sounded off on the absurdity of American gender roles, how humans are like giraffes, and her past life as a dude resembling Mowgli from The... Read...
Suzannah Weiss   |   01.8.16 12am   |   SHARE

5 Conversations Your Token Feminist Friend Is Completely Over 

"Hey, you're a feminist. What do you think of that?" If we feminists got a dollar every time someone at a party asked us this question, we just might close the wage gap.
Suzannah Weiss    |   12.9.15 12am   |   SHARE

Let's Stop "Sympathizing" About One Another's Bodies

Women — and everyone, for that matter — I invite you to join me in a new game. Instead of stooping down to sympathize when someone strays from societal body ideals, and instead of bringing others... Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   10.22.15 12am   |   SHARE

8 Helpful Mantras For Millennials

The more conversations I have with fellow millennials, the more I realize we’re all going through similar growing pains. Professionally, we’re often struggling either to find our niche or to advance... Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   10.7.15 12am   |   SHARE

I Don’t Love My Body, And That’s OK

I won't lie: When it comes to my appearance, I'm not my own biggest fan. Others may disagree, but catching a glimpse of myself in my mirrored closet doors is not a pleasant experience.
Suzannah Weiss    |   09.30.15 12am   |   SHARE

Learning To Practice Consent As A Straight Woman

I have pressured people into sex. I have had partners say they weren’t in the mood and tried to change their minds. I have sulked when they didn’t. And I did this for years without realizing it was... Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   09.17.15 12am   |   SHARE

Alicia Carr: Developer, Anti-Domestic Abuse Activist

Best of all? She's just getting started.
Suzannah Weiss   |   08.3.15 12am   |   SHARE