Rebecca Traister

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6, 1975
United States
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6, 1975 (age 45)
United States


American author and journalist who is known for her work as a writer-at-large for New York Magazine and The Cut. She is also known for her work as a contributing editor for Elle Magazine. 

Before Fame

She attended Northwestern University and upon graduating, moved to New York. She published her first book Big Girls Don't Cry in 2010 and was a New York Times Notable book of 2010 winner. She then started writing for The New Republic in 2014. 


She has won several awards for her writing including a Mirror Award for Best Commentary in Digital Media for two essays that appeared in Salon and one that appeared in The New York Times. 

Family Life

She married public defender Darius Wadia in 2011 and together they have two daughters. 

Associated With

She received the Making Trouble / Making History Award from the Jewish Women's Archive in 2012 at its annual luncheon where it was presented to her by Gloria Steinem