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Virginia Sole-Smith

Hudson Valley, New York
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  obesity, eating disorders, environmental health, women's issues, mermaids, women's health, body image, hunger, beauty industry, poverty, beauty standards, welfare
Doesn't Cover: plastic surgery, weight loss products, romance, self help, fad diets

Trained bikini waxer. Sometimes mermaid. Writing a book for @henryholt about how we learn to eat. Subscribe:

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As a writer, I’ve hung out in discount nail salons, talked my way into Mexican sweatshops, and learned how to wax, Brazilian-style, all in the name of exploring key health, social and economic issues facing women today.

My writing has appeared in more than 40 national magazines and newspapers inc...

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@v_solesmith — 2,150 followers, 4,407 tweets

Sep 20, 2017

My very cool brother, in a short documentary about what it's like to be a screenwriter with #autism. Check it out... 

Sep 20, 2017

Per Google, this came from a romance novel cover model. Guessing he saw my Elle piece on NICU babies & thought "we have similar struggles."

Sep 19, 2017

Hey readers-with-kids! My friends at Parents Magazine need you to take this fun and quick survey. Thanks so much! 

Sep 18, 2017

There are so many reasons to adore Samantha Irby (@wordscience), but I especially love how she's so blunt about... 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Features Assistant, Seventeen Magazine. (After many an unpaid internship!)

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Strictly for vintage street cred. I found a hulking metal typewriter from the 1920s on Etsy and used it as the guest book at our wedding.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Integrity, honesty, perspective.


National Bone Marrow Donor Program’s Excellence in National Media Award

2011 - National Media
Awarded by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and Be the Match to Virginia Sole-Smith and All You Magazine, for an in-depth, five-page feature on marrow and cord blood transplantation that reached more than 1 million readers.

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology’s Samter Journalism Award

2008 - Print Journalism
The Samter Journalism Awards were developed to recognize the best reporting of the role of the allergist/immunologist and allergy, asthma and immunologic disease. The Samter Award is named in honor of Max Samter, MD, FAAAAI, a former AAAAI President and ardent advocate for public education in the area of allergic disease.