The Youth International About Us page: My twin sister and I were born in Paris in 1979 and grew up in France, England, and (mostly) the suburbs of Michigan. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2001, I moved to New York City. I launched my career at Cosmopolitan, where my editorial responsibilities included stopping good-looking men on the street and asking them funny questions.
I also taught the LSAT for Kaplan on nights and weekends. After working for women’s magazines for three years, I became the editor-in-chief of Bene, an award-winning quarterly about Italian life and style. In 2008, I left Bene to write for magazines, including Glamour and New York. (Two of my favorite stories were about New Yorkers who wore only one color and NYC kids making bank with lemonade stands.)
I launched and ran the relationships blog for Glamour.com for two years, and also blogged for Conde Nast Traveler and Martha Stewart Living. During this time, I started theyouth.com as a weekend hobby, but after a few years, the site grew big enough to become my full-time job. (Here’s a 2017 interview about blogging as a career.) theyouth.com now has a team of writers and is known industry-wide for its smart and deeply engaged readership (we love our readers). My husband, Alex, and I live in Brooklyn with our two chatty boys, Toby and Anton.
theyouth.com regularly donates a percentage of profits to organizations we support, including RAICES, NAACP, Greenpeace, Save the Children, The Florence Project, and Room to Grow.