MELISSA A. FABELLO is a feminist writer and speaker who covers issues related to body politics and beauty culture.
Currently, she works as a freelance digital content strategist, helping individuals and organizations who work in the fields of body image, feminism, and/or sexuality with a myriad of services, including editorial direction, social media, press strategy, and market research. To inquire about hiring Melissa for short- or long-term projects, please use the contact form.
Previously, Melissa worked for five years as Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, one of the largest independent feminist media sites in the world with an audience of several million. There, she guided the organization – which is dedicated to helping people break down and stand up to oppression through the application of intersectional feminism in their everyday lives – into a unique editorial style grounded in evidence-based educational practices.
Melissa is a licensed educator with over a decade of experience working with diverse populations. She has worked as an educator in many capacities, including as a high school English teacher, director of a tutoring program, middle school sexuality educator, and in domestic violence and sexual assault prevention education. Most of her work as an educator now comes in the form of workshops and presentations at various universities, organizations, and conferences. Her energetic presentations are created around participant-centered learning objectives, so her audiences leave her talks not only with knowledge, but with tangible skill sets (and a laugh or two). To learn more or to book her for an event, click here.
She is currently a doctoral candidate at Widener University, working toward a PhD in Human Sexuality Studies. Her research focus is on women with anorexia nervosa and the bodied phenomenon of skin hunger. Her M.Ed. is also in Human Sexuality from Widener; at that time, she focused her research on body image, media literacy, and adolescent female psychosexual development. She also holds a B.S. in English Education from Boston University.
You can find Melissa in various corners of the Internet, usually trying to cause trouble, or taking a break from the revolution to cuddle with her two cats.