Dina Grace Zoe Sciortino is a multi-platform journalist and social media editor who lives on the mighty Hudson River in Westchester, NY. She has dedicated the majority of her career to providing trustworthy local news serving as staff reporter for The Rivertowns Enterprise and as editor for Patch.com’s local news websites in Westchester and Rockland counties.
Her social media career began as a field editor at Patch and she currently is a freelance journalist and social media/public relations editor. Dina is a womanist and macaroni and cheese enthusiast. She has been published in the Huffington Post and was almost on CNN once.
What I Do, Job-wise: I am lucky enough to be a contributor for xoJane. I am also a freelance journalist; social media/public relations editor; bartender/server; and dog walker. Sometimes I help Chickpea & Olive serve amazing delicious love-filled vegan eats while dancing in the sunshine at Smorgasburg. I also have a girl-centric accessory endeavor called Rhinestones & Wrought.
What I Do Fun-wise: I love to sing, play guitar, sit by the river, listen to the birds and eat Brie. I belly dance for exercise; watch Portlandia and 30 Rock over and over again on Netflix; and love chillin’ with my dog Ruby and kitty Princess Khaleesi Glitterpuss.
My Motto: Rules are for chumps
My Anti-Motto: Let’s not and say we did
The First Movie Star I Ever Had a Crush On: Does the Saturday morning cartoon version Egon from the Ghostbusters count?
My “Celebs to Make Out With” List: Michael Pitt, Jack White, Alison Mosshart, the guy who plays the Young Charles Xavier in the X-Men movies
The Most Played Song on My iTunes: “Queen of the Gas Station” by Lana Del Rey and “Do” by The White Stripes
Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss. I should probably give that another read.
My Most Worn Item of Clothing: Black Jenni brand yoga pants from Macy’s and a dangly gypsy chain belt I bought on Martine Ave. in White Plains.
Beauty Products That I Hoard: CVS Disposable Self-Foaming Facial Pads for Normal to Dry Skin
I Smell Like: SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk. But I wished I smelled like John Frieda Beach Blonde Ocean Waves Spray.
I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): Yes. But those days are hopefully over.