Laura Barcella is a freelance writer & 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.

She edited Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop (an anthology of essays about Madonna by women writers; Soft Skull Press, 2012). She also wrote a pop-culture guide to the apocalypse called The End: 50 Apocalyptic Visions From Pop Culture That You Should Know About… Before It’s Too Late (Zest Books, 2012).

Laura’s written features, profiles, essays, and more for Salon, 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, personal essays, and lifestyles.