HI, I'M MEKITA RIVAS.

I'm a freelance journalist and creative consultant based in Washington, D.C. I'm currently a regular contributing writer for Teen Vogue and High Times, as well as a trending news writer for Revelist. Some of my other bylines can be found in The Washington Post, Architectural Digest, Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast, Glamour, BridesSelf, and others. I primarily cover culture, fashion, travel, and wellness through the lens of gender and race. I also maintain a personal lifestyle blog on this site.

I earned my undergraduate degrees in journalism and English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My current creative projects include a short film screenplay and a collection of personal essays.

When not writing — or thinking about writing — I enjoy high intensity workouts, calming yoga sessions, sustainably sourced food and wine, and planning my next escapade.