Hello! I’m Ann Friedman. I'm a freelance journalist who writes about gender, media, technology, and culture. I'm also a podcaster, pie chart maker, and newsletter sender. I live in California.
You can find my weekly column at NYmag.com. I also contribute regularly to The Los Angeles Times, The Gentlewoman, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, ELLE, The Guardian, and Los Angeles magazine. I co-host a podcast, Call Your Girlfriend, with my good friend Aminatou Sow. Every Friday I send out an email newsletter full of digital treats. (Subscribe here.) I also make hand-drawn pie charts.
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—specifically Los Angeles. Before I became a freelance writer, I was the executive editor of GOOD magazine. After I was fired along with my colleagues in 2012, we created a crowd-funded magazine called Tomorrow.