I'm a freelance writer and contributing editor to Down East Magazine, based in Camden, Maine.

For nearly a decade I was on the editorial staff at Newsweek Magazine and, later, The Daily Beast, where I covered gender, culture, and social justice as an articles editor and staff writer. I have a B.A. in English from Barnard College and an M.S. in Magazine Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

Here are some of my favorite stories.

Many more here, here, and here

Get in touch: jaellison@gmail.com