Journalism

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 Salon.com, where she was a founding member of the Broadsheet blogging team.

Her work has also appeared in The New York Times (including the Magazine and Book Review), TheNation.com, New York Magazine, NPR.org, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, and many more. She wrote the “Rabbi’s Wife” column for the former Nextbook.org, from experience. She has also served as advice (dating and otherwise) columnist for MSN.com, Glamour, New York, and Seventeen.

Sample articles

Most recent

Kveller: I’m Raising My Daughter to Be Funny, And So Should You

Time.com Motto: Louis C.K. is Just The Latest Reason We Need More Women in Comedy

TueNight: Why I Changed My Son’s Last Name to Mine

TueNight: I Was “Breakup Girl”, and Then My Job Dumped Me

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

Gender/Culture

Salon.com: Our Daughters Should Not Be Cut (Recipient of a 2010 Planned Parenthood Maggie Award for online reporting)

Salon.com: Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S.: No Compromise

Babble.com: Raising Girls in Princess Culture

Salon.com: Late Night’s Real Problem

Salon.com: Everybody Hates Mommy

NPR.org: Bottle or Breast: Which is Best?”

Tabletmag.com: Up Against the Man

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

Salon.com: MTV’s Shockingly Good Abortion Special

The Nation: When Teen Pregnancy Is No Accident

Alternet: When Partner Abuse is a Pregnant Belly

Salon.com: The Details of Your Abortion Online?

Salon.com: 10 Reasons Abortion Must Be Covered

The New York Times: Criminals, Like Me

Salon.com: Supreme Court Upholds Ban on “Partial-Birth” Abortion

Salon.com: Clump of Cells, or “Microscopic American?”

Salon.com: Shelter from the Storm

Nerve.com: Who are the Feminists For Life?

Nerve.com: Pro-Abortion, Anti-“Choice”

Nerve.com: Let Them Get Cancer

Disability

Salon.com: Who You Calling a ‘Midget'”

Salon.com: 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

Nerve.com: 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

Politics

Salon.com/The 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)

Salon.com: Asexual and Proud!

Salon.com: “My Heart is Back”

Religion

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

Tablet: Rabbis in Recession

Television

Nerve.com: Torchwood; Ridin’ Dirty; Doctor Who; The Bad Seed

Babble.com: Expect the Worst (“Notes from the Underbelly”)

Personal essay

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

Salon.com: Smart Parent Tricks