Laura Barcella is a freelance writer, author, and editor from Washington, DC. She is a contributing editor at xoJane and a contributing writer at The Fix. She’s represented by Brandi Bowles at Foundry Literary + Media.

In January 2015, Sterling Publishing will release two Q&A-style keepsake journals Laura wrote for the tween-age set, called OMG and BFF (why yes, you can pre-order them now). In 2012, Zest Books published her pop-culture guide to the apocalypse, The End: 50 Apocalyptic Visions From Pop Culture That You Should Know About… Before It’s Too Late. That same year, she edited Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop (an anthology of essays about Madonna by women writers; Soft Skull Press).

Laura’s written features, profiles, essays, and more for Salon, VanityFair.com, Esquire.com, the Village Voice, Cosmopolitan, Elle.com, Refinery29, The Chicago Sun-TimesTime Out New York, AlterNet, BUST, ELLE Girl, CNN.com, and NYLON. Her areas of expertise are pop culture, feminism, essays, and lifestyles.