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Michele Lent Hirsch

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Writer. My book, INVISIBLE—on young women, serious health issues, and the pressure to seem fine—comes out 2018 (Beacon Press). Co-creator @stopandfrisk account

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A weekly online contributor to Smithsonian magazine, a former editor at Psychology Today, and a former editor at Women Under Siege, Michele Lent Hirsch has also written for The Atlantic, the Bellevue Literary Review, Natural Health, and other publications. She is currently writing a book about ge...

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@Lent_Hirsch — 811 followers, 2,482 tweets

Jun 27, 2017

@shychupacabra Oy. P.S., you ever in/near New York for a visit? Would love to meet again in real life sometime 🌈

Jun 27, 2017

@shychupacabra Exactly. My dad probably thought he was stomping the shitty girl expectations out of me as he was reinforcing them, hard

Jun 27, 2017

@shychupacabra I used to think back and say, How progressive of him! Now I realize he was also reinforcing the same bullshit

Jun 27, 2017

@shychupacabra Other side of the same coin: My dad encouraged me to be a "cool" girl and do "boy" things because girl things weren't cool

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yep.

What's your favorite social network?

I've never been on Facebook — gasp, I know! — so perhaps Twitter, though it has its shortcomings.

Why did you become a journalist?

For the writing, for the chance to talk to fascinating strangers, and for the hope of a slightly more just world. You know, the usual.