Hey, I’m Lauren

I’m a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Foreign Policy, Smithsonian Magazine, Wired, Jezebel, Atlas Obscura, Vice, Sierra Magazine¬†and many others, on subjects ranging from gender equality to climate change to travel. I’m a 2018 recipient of Planned Parenthood’s Media Excellence Award for a story I wrote on crisis pregnancy centers, but I’ve also written about the climate crisis shifting gender roles in northern Kenya, the effect of politics on saving endangered rhinos, and how designers are making the fashion industry more sustainable. In addition to journalism, I also consult for a variety of organizations like NRDC and InterAction, and I’m working toward an MSc in Humanitarian Action at SOAS University of London.

I’m on the road a lot, or at least I used to be before the pandemic. You can read about my travels on my blog, Meander Lines. Check it out here.