BIO

Suzannah Weiss is a writer whose work has also been published in The Washington Post, Salon, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Paper Magazine, Yahoo!, and more. She holds degrees in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Modern Culture & Media, and Cognitive Neuroscience, which she uses mainly to over-analyze trashy television and argue over semantics. She never outgrew 90s rock music and hopes she never will.
 

Suzannah Weiss's Articles

Periods shouldn’t make you unhappy. Periods shouldn’t be painful. Having a vagina shouldn’t be painful.

To My 13-Year-Old Self: I'm Sorry No One Taught You About Your Period

One day, when you’re twice your age, you’ll write a letter to yourself with all the things no one taught you about your period
Suzannah Weiss    |   10.3.17 12am   |   SHARE
A lot of the diet industry is full of garbage ideas. (Image Credit: Unsplash/Sasha Freemind)

10 Lessons I've Learned In 10 Years Of Eating Disorder Recovery

When I was first diagnosed with anorexia ten years ago, I vaguely knew that eating disorders were a feminist issue. But this knowledge basically extended to “women face harmful beauty standards.”... Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   03.1.17 12am   |   SHARE
Ladies in their 30s lend their wisdom (Image Credit: Unsplash, Brooke Cagle)

7 Things 30-Something Women Want 20-Something Women To Know

If they could go back, a lot of women in their 30s would reassure their 20-something selves that they really don’t need to worry. “No one has it all figured out yet. You're going to be fine."
Suzannah Weiss    |   10.6.16 12am   |   SHARE
You don't have to be anything just because you were in the past.

21 Things My Adult Self Wishes My College Self Knew

At age 25, I'm hardly an adult. But boy am I grown up compared to who I was in college. If I could go back in time, I'd have quite a few things to tell my former self, and save a lot of stress, time... Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   04.29.16 12am   |   SHARE

Tiffany Pham: Tech Entrepreneur, MOGUL CEO

Pham’s company, MOGUL, is run by women and for women, and has a profound social mission.
Suzannah Weiss   |   04.26.16 12am   |   SHARE
Bolstering my conviction that I was just eating smartly, people applauded my diet. However, before long, I met the criteria for anorexia.

How I Became Anorexic Without Even Knowing It

When people picture an eating disorder, they often imagine shocking behaviors that deviate wildly from normal eating. But our society’s definition of “normal,” especially for women, can look so... Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   02.26.16 12am   |   SHARE

When Sex Trafficking Victims Go To Prison

When the police arrested Wendy Barnes's pimp, it appeared as if she were free at last, she recalls during our phone interview. “Maybe this nightmare ends,” she thought. But that's when they... Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   01.29.16 2pm   |   SHARE

I’m Never Having Kids — And That’s A Good Thing!

Ever since I was a kid myself, I’ve held the conviction that I didn’t want kids. I found baby dolls creepy and real-life babies irritating. Whenever I told my parents this, they’d say, “You’ll change... Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   01.25.16 12am   |   SHARE

The 8 Greatest Lessons I Learned As A Feminist In 2015 (And Am Not Repeating In 2016)

I’ve never been able to embrace the life of no regrets. Regrets are stubborn seeds that plant themselves in my mind, refusing to leave until something grows from them. I water them by reliving my... Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   01.8.16 2pm   |   SHARE

Elliphant: Rapper, World Citizen, Androgynous Spirit

On the interview room’s cozy couch, Ellie (AKA Elliphant) sounded off on the absurdity of American gender roles, how humans are like giraffes, and her past life as a dude resembling Mowgli from The... Read...
Suzannah Weiss   |   01.8.16 12am   |   SHARE