SUZANNE ZUPPELLO

Writer of everything, but mostly boobs, food, & culture.

 
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A little about me

I'm a writer based on Long Island, NY. My regular beats are boobs, food, and culture - but am known to stray down the rabbit holes of funeral rituals, female psychopaths, and subway ads. In a past life, I was a professional pickaxer, coffee bagger, and salad slinger. 

My present life as a writer (and focus on boobs) was determined by my carrying a BRCA genetic mutation, which you'll read about when you scroll down. 

While studying at NYU, I was loud, opinionated, and political; I published a white paper on the fight for water in the Colorado River Basin and worked on a micro-loan project in Rwanda with the UNDP. In between all that, I built potable water systems & taught public health in rural Honduras. I'm still loud, opinionated, and political, but my work is more balanced (when it needs to be).

I'm available to write for you (under my name - or yours). Email me.
 

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PERSONAL ESSAYS
BRCA, dismantling the AHCA, & why it freaks me out, for SELF.
How my mastectomy erased my nerves, for Refinery29
How to tell your date you have a cancer gene, for HuffPost
Why 'my body, my choice' applies to not breastfeeding, for HuffPost
Online-only friends & social media support groups, for The Lily


CULTURE
Making sense of the creepy Clowns popping up across America, for Rolling Stone
And how the real clowns are defending themselves, also for Rolling Stone 
Unsolved serial murders, solved, in California and Ohio, for Rolling Stone
The time I gave up my phone, tablet, and laptop for the Aurora Borealis, for Jetsetter
When online bullies target famous women, for Rolling Stone
Your phone definitely has poop on it, for Brooklyn Magazine


FOOD & DRINK
Why we don't get an explanation for Bourdain's suicide, for Edible Long Island
City chefs are on a mission to civilize small towns, for Edible Long Island
The man behind the Hamptons' favorite restaurant, for Edible East End
Eating roadkill is actually pretty common, for Eater


NEWS & POLITICS
Considering Tim McVeigh in the age of Trump, for Rolling Stone
Will stricter laws make sexual abuse at the Olympics less common, for The Lily
What was - and wasn't - said during the 2018 SOTU, for The Lily


WORK, TECH, & MONEY
The humbling experience of handling my debt, for Refinery29
Fan-girling over a four-day work week, for Trello
Finding motivation when you're in a work rut, for Trello
Burning out and how CEOs get it wrong, for Trello
How not to stand out on a job interview, for Refinery29

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