Melissa Petro is a freelance writer living in New York City. She has written for Salon, Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from The New School, a Masters in Education from Fordham and a BA from Antioch College.

Age: 31
What I do, job-wise: organize data.
What I do, fun-wise: rabble-rouse.
My motto: Let go and trust.
My Anti-Motto: Hang in there!
The first movie star I ever had a crush on: Marisa Tomei
My "celebs to make out with" list: The entire cast of True Blood, all at the same time.
Last book I read without skimming any parts: for a second time, Philip Gourevitch's "We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: stories from Rwanda."
My most worn item of clothing: working from home, a grey T-shirt and a pair of hospital scrub bottoms formerly belonging to my bf has become something like my uniform
Beauty products that I hoard: Smashbox eye beam brightener, St. Ives Apricot Scrub, Queen Helene Cocoa Butter, Vaseline.
I smell like: Cocoa Butter Kiss and Tell
I have faked an orgasm: for money