Stacey Abrams Is Just Getting Started

“I call it my asymptote of success,” she tells me, while I wonder what such a word could possibly mean. “An asymptote,” she explains as if she were the coolest college professor ever, “is a curve that comes close to the line. It’s infinitesimally close but never actually crosses the line. That’s sometimes how I feel my life has gone—that I come incredibly close to these things, but that barrier has yet to be crossed. I have understood for a long time that my trajectory was always going to be asymptotic, but my mission is to break the plane.”

Source: Marie Claire
Published: Mar 14, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,500 words)

These Women Are the Last Thing Standing Between You and Nuclear War

Danielle McNally profiles the female Air Force missileers protecting the U.S.’s nuclear arsenal. There are now enough women in their ranks that sometimes all of the missileers on duty are female.

Source: Marie Claire
Published: Sep 8, 2017
Length: 14 minutes (3,500 words)

72 Women. 1250 Miles. No GPS.

Using only topographical maps to navigate, a group of determined adventurers spent seven days driving the rutted back roads of the desert West, in the US’s first all-female road rally. It’s a hell of a ride. The terrain would eat most men alive.

Source: Marie Claire
Published: Aug 23, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,420 words)

On the Dark Side of Literary Fame

After publishing a critically acclaimed first novel, Merritt Tierce reflects on the harsh economic realities that all but a few best-selling authors face.

Source: Marie Claire
Published: Oct 16, 2016
Length: 6 minutes (1,657 words)

My Crazy Year with Trump

Life on the presidential campaign trail with candidate Trump earned this reporter a barrage of insults, attacks and social media harassment.

Author: Katy Tur
Source: Marie Claire
Published: Aug 10, 2016
Length: 12 minutes (3,078 words)

Stiletto Stoners

They’ve got killer careers and enviable social lives. They’re also major potheads. Why are so many smart, successful women lighting up in their off-hours?

Author: Yael Kohen
Source: Marie Claire
Published: Oct 14, 2009
Length: 28 minutes (7,244 words)