About

Website under construction! But:

I’m a freelance writer, sculptor and illustrator in New York who writes about science and history, especially involving women and their often under-lauded contributions. I also draw, screen print, and make monsters/creatures, science/biological and natural processes, and lowbrow or scifi-inspired scenes. I used to lift weights with my tongue and eat fire on a traveling sideshow and can be persuaded to do those things again.

On Instagram, I take pictures of my dog wearing hats. On Tumblr, I am slowly putting unrelated drawings of mine into a story-like context that I didn’t originally intend. On Twitter, I try to remember to use Twitter.

Much of my recent writing work has been published at Atlas Obscura, which is an excellent place to go read about the amazing Gay nightlife of 1920s New York, Spies who Knit (!), Living “Female Computers”, tenement-era fortune tellers and the Danish anarchist roots of SantaCon.

I’ve also written about the dangerous hatpins wielded by Edwardian ladies and more for History.com, which you can see here.

I also write science educational materials, including the narrative script for a video about endosymbiosis for HarvardX (their mitochondria class, available here). I’ve otherwise been published at New Republic, The Mission Hill Gazette, the Jamaica Plain Gazette, NolaDefender and RV Escapees magazine.

Feel free to contact me at nataliewritesthings@gmail.com

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