Allison McCarthy is a writer with a focus on personal essays, intersectional feminism and social justice. Her work has been featured in print and online publications such as The Washington Post, The Guardian (U.K.), AlterNet, The Establishment, Vox, RogerEbert.com, Time.com, Argot, xoJane, DAME, Autostraddle, Shabby Doll House, Ravishly, The Frisky, Medium.com (“Human Parts” series), Bitch, make/shift, Ms. (blog), Girlistic, YourTango, Hip Mama, Bustle, Global Comment, Role/Reboot, Shameless, The Feminist Wire, ColorsNW, The Baltimore Review and Hoax, as well as in several anthologies.
Her work has been cited by The Atlantic column “This Week in Pop Culture Writing.” She also writes a weekly series of feminist book reviews and serves as the Book Reviews Editor for the online Hip Mama. Her essay “And She Was” (Argot) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
A graduate of Goucher College (B.A. – English and Women’s Studies) and the Master of Professional Writing program at Chatham University, she currently lives in Maryland.