Lindy West

Writer and Humorist

Lindy West is a writer, humorist, storyteller, and cultural critic based in Seattle, Washington. After seven years as a film reviewer and editor for The Stranger (Seattle’s alternative newsweekly), she signed on as a Staff Writer/full-time moral scold at, where she attempts to make social justice palatable by disguising it as entertainment. She specializes in angry, (hopefully) hilarious polemics on racism, sexism, and human bodies. Her work has also appeared in Slate, GQ, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the New York Daily News, Vulture, Gawker, Deadspin, Cracked, msnbc, and some other places she can't remember right now. She is available for your speaking engagement. She is currently at work on her next book. As soon as this episode of Chopped is over.

Lindy West appears in the following:

Lindy West on Leaving Twitter, and Loving It

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lindy West talks about her latest New York Times column, “I Quit Twitter and It Feels Great.” 


Calling Twitter Unusable for Anyone But Trolls, Lindy West Signs Off

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Writer, feminist, and humorist Lindy West says she's leaving Twitter because she says that the social media service hasn’t done enough to reign in trolls and hate speech.

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How Lindy West Learned to Speak Up

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Writer and editor Lindy West talks about her new book,  "Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman."

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'I Believe You, It's Not Your Fault'

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Why a new blog that gives victims of sexual assault and harassment a place to share stories has struck a nerve with so many people.

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American Icons: The Scarlet Letter

Friday, May 16, 2014

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel about forbidden love among the Puritans captured our admiration for independence — and our craving for scandal. How much has changed in the 150 years since...

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American Icons: The Scarlet Letter

Friday, November 01, 2013

One of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ancestors was a judge in the Salem witch trials. In his novel of early America, Hawthorne explores the tension between our deeply ingrained Puritanism and...

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Facebook: "We Need to Do Better" on Anti-Women Hate Speech

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Facebook issued a statement Tuesday saying it had failed to effectively remove misogynistic images and language from its pages. The announcement is in response to a campaign led by f...

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How You Know You're A Grown A$$ Woman

Monday, May 13, 2013

Lindy West, Jezebel staff writer and author of How to Be a Person, talks about the Greene Space event How to Be a Grown A$$ Woman tonight--and takes your calls on how you know you're grown.

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The Greene Space

How to Be a Grown A$$ Woman

Monday, May 13, 2013

7:00 PM

Do you know where you're spending your money? Do you know how to get rid of unsightly pit stains? Do you own a set of wine glasses? Do you want to know how to be a grown up? What about being a grown-up lady? Watch on-demand video of the event now.