I’m a New York City-based writer who tweets a lot, especially about dating, pop culture, mental health, and life as a late 20-something queer woman. My greatest talents (aside from the professional stuff) are making grilled cheese sandwiches and applying liquid liner, but I’m also into crafts and working on playing guitar, too. I like to think Leslie Knope would consider me a land mermaid (and you can find me marching in the Coney Island Mermaid Parade every summer, just FYI.)
I’m currently the Associate Market Editor at House Beautiful, covering product content and trending news. Before that, I was the Weekend Editor at NYLON, covering news and editing features on Saturdays and Sundays. I was also the Assistant Lifestyle Editor for Apartment Therapy, where I covered everything from cleaning and money to dating and wellness, with a little travel mixed in.
Prior to that, I was a Staff Writer for Business News Daily, where I interviewed women in business and wrote a weekly career-themed advice column entitled “Dear Brittney,” among other features. Before that, I was the Associate Editorial Director at Bluelink Marketing, where I managed three different blogs and the company’s internship program. And before all of that, I studied Cold War history and non-fiction writing at Drew University.
My work has also appeared in (and been republished on) Elite Daily, Bumble, Femsplain, Hello Giggles, Mashable, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, BuzzFeed, and more. You can also read some of my personal essays on Medium.
A few years back, I created a blog called Tinder Confessional, which combined two of my favorite things: Emo band Dashboard Confessional, and the weirdness that is Tinder. (I no longer update the blog, but if you’re also nostalgic for studded belts and sunburns from Warped Tour, you can still check it out.)
Oh, and about my name — my former name was Brittney M. Helmrich, but I now go by Brittney Q. Morgan. If you’re wondering why, this essay should clear things up!