HI, I'M MEKITA RIVAS.

I'm a freelance journalist and creative consultant based in Washington, D.C. I'm currently a fashion news writer for Teen Vogue and a contributing writer for The Washington Post, Architectural Digest, Glamour, Marie Claire, SELF, Wine Enthusiast, 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.