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Mikala Jamison is a freelance writer in the Washington, D.C. area. She's worked as a reporter and editor for several publications, covering stories such as a quadruple murder case, what it's like to rappel down a 31-story building, and the necropsy of a beached whale. She's won two Pennsylvania Newspaper Association awards for her arts and culture reporting in Philadelphia.


Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Magazine's The Cut, The Washington Post's The Lily, The Outline, DAME Magazine, Rewire, and several D.C.-local publications. Mikala writes features on culture, relationships and sex, and on how people (especially women) live. She's working on an essay collection about body image and publishes the Body Type newsletter, which you can read here.


Mikala is also a live storyteller, and has performed for First Person Arts in Philadelphia and for Story District, Health's Angels, Perfect Liars Club, and Smut Slam in D.C. 


How to have a coronavirus-free chat with a friend

The New York Times Smarter Living newsletter, 2020

The first holiday without a loved one     
The Atlantic, 2018

Please stop asking me to be your open relationship guru

New York Magazine’s The Cut, 2018

What’s it like to be poly in Philadelphia? 

Philadelphia City Paper,  2015


First Person Arts, Philadelphia, April 2016. Theme: "Lost"

Story District, Washington, D.C., May 2019. Theme: "Worst Mistake Ever" 

Health's Angels, Washington, D.C., June 2019. Theme: Stories related to women's health


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