Alana Massey, author of All the Lives I Want (Grand Central, 2017), is a writer specializing in culture, identity, and her own existential despair. She is a columnist at Matter, Pacific Standard, and her essays have appeared in The LA Review of Books, BuzzFeed, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The New Inquiry, Jezebel, Deadspin, The Toast, The Hairpin, Dame Magazine, Tits & Sass, xoJane, and Nerve. She has contributed original reporting in Truth Out, The Daily Dot, The Baffler, and Religion Dispatches. Her work has been featured on the BBC, CBC Radio, NPR, LongReads, Longform, and is frequently cited in stories about women and mental health, sex work, and religion. She holds a BA in History from New York University and an MA in Religion from Yale Divinity School. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with one cat and several feelings.
Visit her website at alanakm.com.