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Skylar Baker-Jordan

North Carolina, USA
Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  british politics, American politics, lgbt community, lgbt rights, intersectionality, gender

Political + cultural writer for hire. Words: @independent, @huffpostuk, @thegayuk, @theadvocatemag, @dailydot, etc. commission me:

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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.