Melissa Duge Spiers is a freelance writer based in Santa Cruz, California. A graduate of Andrews Academy and Barnard College, Columbia University (B.A. English literature), she writes for magazines and blogs, is writing/producing a documentary film, and is working on a memoir.
Her work has appeared in or been quoted/referenced by Forbes.com, the Wall Street Journal Online, MSN Magazine, Bitch magazine, SF Gate, and many more.
Melissa Duge Spiers' essays on feminist topics have been republished, referenced or quoted in Forbes.com, Wall Street Journal Online, Ad Week, PR Daily, Bitch Magazine, MSN Money, and Melissa Wardy's recent book "Redefining Girly," among other national and international publications.
An avid long-distance runner, Melissa Duge Spiers is a former competitive gymnast, holds a Shodan level (first degree black belt) in Seido Karate, and is learning to ride horses. She writes about all these passions as well as many other sports she may or may not like or excel at!
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