Monica Erin Busch is an award-winning journalist who freelances critical and personal essays. Currently, she is a News Writer for Bustle, and before that, she was a reporter for The Martha’s Vineyard Times. She specializes in writing about class experience, religion, and feminism.
Her work appears in places like Word Riot, Man Repeller and The Billfold. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram and just about anywhere else under the handle @somethingmonica. She holds an MFA from Columbia University.
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News, Politics & Reportage
“Reproductive Coercion Is Abuse That Harms Women Of Color In Particular, A New Study Says,” Bustle, January 2019.
“19 Women In Congress Reveal The Subtle (And Overt) Sexism They’ve Dealt With On Capitol Hill,” Bustle, December 2018.
“Independent Abortion Providers Are More Underfunded — And Underappreciated — Than Some Realize,” Bustle, November 2018.
“Texas' Veronica Escobar Wants You To Know You're Going To Hear From Her In Congress — A Lot,” Bustle, November 2018.
“This Quote From Padma Lakshmi's 'New York Times' Essay Makes A Powerful Point About Sexual Assault,” Bustle, September 2018.
“California Ended Its Cash Bail System — But Critics Say It May Do More Harm, Especially To Women,” Bustle, August 2018.
"The FBI Annual Crime Report Cut Out Domestic Violence Data That Helps Organizations Fight Abuse," Bustle, December 2017.
"Trump Thinks Calling His Sexual Misconduct Accusers 'Liars' Is Expressing A "Political Opinion," Bustle, November 2017.
"Charles Manson, Notorious Cult Leader, Is Dead At 83," Bustle, November 2017.
"Should Opioid Addicts Be Jailed For Relapsing? Overcoming An Addiction Isn't So Cut & Dry," Bustle, October 2017.
"Domestic violence law shields identities of victims and assailants," The Martha's Vineyard Times, February 2016
"Retired high school teacher acquitted of indecent assault charges," The Martha's Vineyard Times, September 2015
"Uber lures Island drivers with promises of freedom and cash," The Martha's Vineyard Time, July 2015
"Abby's House helps women, children for over three decades," The Community Advocate, December 2012
"When You Can't Access Health Insurance, Small Aches You're Forced to Ignore Become Emergencies," HelloGiggles, September 2017.
"Why I'm Actually Proud of My Emo Phase in High School," HelloGiggles, August 2017.
"How Social Media Warped My Understanding of Friendship," Man Repeller, August 2017.
"How I'm Learning to Separate the Real Me and the ~Internet Me~," HelloGiggles, June 2017
"I've Finally Stopped Fighting My Natural Body Type," Man Repeller, June 2017
"I'm Over Vegetarianism, But My Ego Isn't," Man Repeller, April 2017
"Precipitous Education," The Billfold, August 2016
"Purgatory," Eyedrum Periodically, April 2016
"I Won't Go to Hell for Not Forgiving My Abuser," The Establishment, April 2016
"Arrested Employment," Word Riot, August 2015
"Hydroponics," Chicago Literati, April 2015
"Judicial Order," Down in the Dirt Magazine, October 2015 (search by author)
"Goose Landed," Liars' League NYC, June 2015
"Chris Brown Doesn't Deserve Your Money or Your Forgiveness," The Establishment, April 2016