Ella Dawson is a sex and culture critic who drinks too much Diet Coke. In her writing, she digs into topics we usually avoid in polite company: from our dehumanizing culture of casual sex, to how shame keeps us silent about our mental and sexual health. She is reader-supported via Patreon, where she shares exclusive essays, videos and pop culture recommendations each week.
Ella is represented by Jamie Carr at The Book Group. Her short fiction has been published in seven erotica collections, most recently The Big Book Of Orgasms, Volume II, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. You can purchase many of her published works on Amazon here. You can read Ella’s nonfiction work in ELLE, MTV, Bumble, Vox, Women’s Health, and more. Her TEDx talk about fighting STI stigma has been viewed over 750,000 times, and her patient advocacy has been featured in the Washington Post, HuffPost, TeenVogue, and New York Magazine. Her work was even recognized by Hillary Clinton.
Ella has a BA from Wesleyan University, where she majored in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies with a concentration in feminist pop culture criticism.
Gabe Rosenberg is the editor and braintrust behind this blog. Find him on Twitter as @GabrielJR.
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