Lauren Duca is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person, but has heard it can be effective for things like this. After graduating from Fordham University in 2013, Lauren spent two years working as an entertainment reporter for the Huffington Post. While on staff, she created the weekly newsletter Middlebrow and won an L.A. Press Club award for her feature on the rise of the woman-child. Since moving on to pursue freelancing full time, she has expanded her brand of comedic anthropology (lol, sorry) to include a wide range of work, from political analysis to human interest pieces.
Lauren regularly appears on CNN, MSNBC, and various podcasts to discuss politics and pop culture, often through the lens of feminism. She has also spoken at the United Nations on women's issues such as body image and media representation.
Earlier this year, Lauren was named one of AdWeek's 15 Political Power Players, listed among Brooklyn Magazine's 100 Culture Influencers, honored with an Engendering Progress Award, and nominated for a Shorty Award. In May, she will receive the Eleanor Roosevelt Tomorrow Is Now Award and will deliver the commencement speech at Bard College at Simon's Rock. You can read profiles of her in The New York Times, Bust, and Good magazine, or just this weird listicle on something called Heavy (???).
In addition to working on her Thigh-High Politics column at Teen Vogue, Lauren's writing can be found in / on The New Inquiry, Vice, Complex, New York magazine, Pacific Standard, The Nation, and The New Yorker, among other places, such as a weird scrapbook her parents have been maintaining since she was in kindergarten.