I’ve been writing about body politics and social justice activism for many many years, and I have collected a couple graduate degrees that serve no other purpose than to make people at parties nod and look impressed for a minute before changing the subject. My hobbies include hanging out in museums, shopping for cardigans, being a radical fatass, and generally overthinking popular culture.

Having narrowly escaped my home planet of South Florida at the tender age of 18, I currently live in the Boston area with the force of chaos I call a husband, and our stable of unhinged cats.

My first book, Two Whole Cakes, was published by The Feminist Press. You can order it here, here, or here

Age:  37

Twitter: @52stations

Facebook: Lesley Kinzel

Email: lesley@xojane.com

What I Do, Job-wise: Deputy Editor here at xoJane.com

What I Do, Fun-wise:  I read books, play video games, look at art, watch a whole lot of British TV, and subvert cultural assumptions.

My Motto: Be excellent to each other.

My Anti-Motto: Calm down.

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Gene Kelly

My “celebs to make out with” list: Morrissey! Most of the others are dead people.

The Most Played Song On My iTunes: Mr. Blue Sky

Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: DENIM VEST.

Beauty Products That I Hoard: A million different hair oils, Auric Blends perfume oils, and L'Oreal Elnett Satin.

I smell like: Hairspray, adrenaline, and cake.

I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): No, but I do know how to put on a convincing show of joy upon receipt of a disappointing/ill-fitting/offensive gift. I've had a lot of practice.