I’m an award-winning writer, producer and host. I unwrap big, important cultural topics and make them funny and accessible. Think John Oliver but with a top knot, smaller research team and more pop culture references.
That’s why I’m known on the internet as Pop Culture Pirate.
I host and executive produce the award-winning franchise, Strong Opinions Loosely Held for Refinery29. I also host the weekly live talk show, The Ladies Room. Yes, it happens between two stalls in the women’s bathroom: that’s where all good revolutions and conversations happen!
Before launching those shows, I spent two years scaling Refinery29's video content resulting in 500% increase in video views and increasing video production by 250%. Now, three out of 4 women see the company's video content. But visibility comes with responsibility, of course. That's why I like to talk about creating a more inclusive media and pop culture landscape. I've done this most recently at MIT, Harvard Law School, Savannah College of Art and Design and SxSW.
I am a Women in Technology Fellow at NYU School of Engineering. I'm also an "influencer": My US Copyright Office testimony helped win crucial exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, setting the stage for video to dominate across social platforms. My solo gallery show resulted in a US Copyright Office White paper on internet meme culture.
Strong Opinions Loosely Held began as a top 10 podcasts on Apple Podcasts and then I adapted it into a weekly show in 2017 where it grew to an audience of over 700K fans, making it the fastest growing franchise at Refinery29. From there it was syndicated to FB Watch, Amazon and Snap. SOLH won a DigiDay Award and was a Webby Honoree and had the amazing opportunity to bring in brand dollars thanks to partnerships with Spotify, ESPN, Lean Cuisine and NPR. Guests include Glenn Close, Rebecca Traister, Rosanna Arquette, Dr. Robin DiAngelo, Dr. Brittney Cooper, Rent The Runway CEO, Jennifer Hyman, Tan France and Alysia Reiner. You can watch all the episodes here.
We tackle topics like:
Why are there so many shows about wives if women are delaying marriage if marrying at all? Answer here.
Why are white people the WORST at talking about race? Answer here.
Why is women’s pain taken less seriously? Answer here.
What’s up with the trend of working ourselves to death? Answer here.
WTF is Bitcoin and why should I care? Answer here.
Strong Opinions Loosely Held is a top 10 podcast now in it’s 4th season. The show was adapted into a weekly video series and syndicated to Facebook, Snap and Amazon.
We tackle questions like...
- Who profits from making a viral meme? Find the answer here!
- Why do we discount tweenage girls but embrace “early adopters”? Answer here!
- Is HGTV the only thing our country can agree on? Answer here!
- Why are we looking for happiness in self help books if the happiest countries don’t sell many of them? Answer here!
- Why the F*$% are we still having kids? Answer here!
As a politics and entertainment correspondent, I make fun, sharable red carpet videos that make traditional media relatable on the internet!
I host The Ladies Room, a weekly live celebrity-drive talk show about pop culture and politics. The show takes place from the women’s bathroom since that’s usually where all good revolutions start!