Monica Torres is a co-founder of High-Strung. In the daytime, she’s a reporter on the workplace. At home, she thinks too much about feelings and how tech disguises human choices as defaults. Her writing has appeared in Quartz, Fusion, Slate, Real Life Magazine and The Hairpin.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @monifierce
How People Are Using Gifs to Get Off
On swapping sex gifs as party favors in participatory online porn culture.
My 2017 Quote Board
Here are the words of inspiration that got me through 2017 funemployment.
Living Alone in a Mice-Infested Apartment According to Emo Songs
Do You Hear What I Hear (reprise)
Guys to Avoid on Social Media
Not to generalize but every bad man on the internet falls into these categories.
How I Googled My Way Into an IUD
After the 2016 U.S. election, I, along with many others with uteruses, searched online for long-acting contraception.
Knowing Two Languages Is a Forked Road
“I am the best English speaker in my family.”
Revisiting the Sex Scenes of Our Pasts: Do these scenes stand the test of time? Are they actually sexy, or just sexy to a 12-year-old who doesn’t know any better?
“Get Out”: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: The film shows us that the scariest thing racism makes you lose is yourself.
Invaders in My Stream: On Being Cyberstalked: The summer I turned 25, I gained a firsthand education into personal and anonymous cyberstalking after being featured in a Breitbart article.
I, Obama: A Robotic Look at the Last Four Years: Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama was called “cool” and “aloof.” This experimental piece of fiction uses quotes from news articles and takes them at their word.