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Skylar Baker-Jordan

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Chicago, IL
Freelance Writer and Contributing Editor — Freelance, TheGayUK
Covers:  british politics, American politics, lgbt community, lgbt rights, intersectionality, gender

Kentuckian in Chicago and sometimes London. Contributing Editor, @thegayuk. @independent/@huffpostuk writer. @wku alumnus. skylar.baker-jordan@thegayuk.com

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Biography

I'm an essayist, commentator, and journalist published in both the United States and the United Kingdom. My areas of expertise include British politics, transatlantic comparison, the LGBT community, and masculinity as a social construct. Based out of Chicago, I make frequent trips to London.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Rise Over Run Magazine. It's a now-defunct e-mag that got started in south central Kentucky. I'd never written before that.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I have! I used one my freshman year of high school, and it was so retro, even then. But I remember being proud to know how to use one.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

So quite controversially, it seems, I don't use Microsoft Word--I type on Open Office--and I still carry a voice recorder from the 1980s.