An award-winning journalist, Lynn writes about pop culture, gender, politics, relationships, religion, parenting, and disability, sometimes all at once. She is a veteran features writer for Glamour and a longtime contributing writer at, where she was a founding member of the Broadsheet blogging team.

Her work has also appeared in The New York Times,, New York Magazine,, The Washington Post, and many more. She wrote the “Rabbi’s Wife” column for the former, from experience. She is also the dating advice columnist for

Sample articles

Most recent

* New York Times Magazine, “Lives”: I Was A Tonya Harding Look-Alike


* Our Daughters Should Not Be Cut (Recipient of a 2010 Planned Parenthood Maggie Award for online reporting)

* Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S.: No Compromise

* Raising Girls in Princess Culture

* Alternet: Is Our Sexed-Up Society Creating Prosti-tots?

* Late Night’s Real Problem

* Everybody Hates Mommy

* Bottle or Breast: Which is Best?”

* Up Against the Man

* Glamour: Infertile In A Baby-Crazed World

* The New York Times: In Gaming as in Life, The Undersold Female

* New York Magazine: The Reproducers

* The Simon: A Shire of Her Own

Reproductive Justice

* SexReally: 15 Warning Signs He Doesn’t Support Your Reproductive Choices

* MTV’s Shockingly Good Abortion Special

* The Nation: When Teen Pregnancy Is No Accident

* Alternet: When Partner Abuse is a Pregnant Belly

* The Details of Your Abortion Online?

* 10 Reasons Abortion Must Be Covered

* The New York Times: Criminals, Like Me

* Supreme Court Upholds Ban on “Partial-Birth” Abortion

* Clump of Cells, or “Microscopic American?”

* Shelter from the Storm

* Who are the Feminists For Life?

* Pro-Abortion, Anti-“Choice”

* Let Them Get Cancer


* Who You Calling a ‘Midget'”

* Is It All Right To Say The Word “Retarded?”

* Glamour: They’re Autistic–And They’re In Love (Recipient of a 2010 Mental Health America award for excellence in media)

Book Reviews

* The New York Times Sunday Book Review: Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of GamblingThe Second City UnscriptedBad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave; Anatomy of a Secret Life

* The Washington Post: The Stork is Dead; New Self-Help Reads; Cuba, For Better or Worse; Advice for the Lovelorn

* A Few Good Eggs

* The Simon: Living History: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Shillary

* Barnes & Noble Review: Love is the Drug; Comedy at the Edge; Born Standing Up


* Guardian: Forgotten Casualties

Health and Psychology

* Glamour: They’re Autistic, and They’re in Love (Winner of a Mental Health America Media Award); Could You Get Hooked On These Pills? (PDF) (Winner of a Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Award)

* Asexual and Proud!

* “My Heart is Back”


* Godly Discipline Turned DeadlySpare The Quarter-Inch Plumbing Supply Line, Spoil The Child; Verily, I Sell Unto You

* Tablet: Rabbis in Recession


* Torchwood; Ridin’ Dirty; Doctor Who; The Bad Seed

* Expect the Worst (“Notes from the Underbelly”)

Personal essay

* The New York Times: On the Roof, a Weaning from Weeding

* Smart Parent Tricks