I’m Ann Friedman. I'm a freelance journalist who writes about gender, media, technology, and culture. I also co-host a podcast, Call Your Girlfriend, with my good friend Aminatou Sow.
You can find my writing at NYmag.com, where I am a regular contributor, and at The Los Angeles Times, where I write monthly opinion pieces. I'm also a contributing editor to The Gentlewoman and I write sporadically for outlets such as California Sunday, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, ELLE, and The Guardian. Every Friday I send out an email newsletter full of digital treats. I also make hand-drawn pie charts. I live in Los Angeles.
I grew up in eastern Iowa, studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and have since moved back and forth between the coasts. (I prefer the west.) I was an editor for several years before I became a writer. My last staff job was as the executive editor of GOOD magazine. After I was fired along with my colleagues in 2012, we created a crowd-funded magazine called Tomorrow. I've been self-employed ever since.