I am an American-born writer of Haitian, Polish-Ukranian, Scotts-Irish, and Native American descent, currently based in Berlin after having traveled around the world a few times. My journalistic writing focuses on the art of narrative profile and how science and technology are impacting the future of humanity. My creative writing blends memoir and science fiction to take the reader on journeys of imagination into worlds they never knew existed. I lived and worked in New York City for 10 years, spanning every sector of publishing— from intern to EIC to publisher— and am currently immersed in the production of a novel. I am not accepting new editorial clients. For speaking engagements and other invitations or inquiries, please use the following contact form:



breaking through

I founded LadyBits in 2013 to promote literary talent that was slipping through the cracks because of industry-wide misogyny. What began as a rejected pitch at WIRED grew to be a collective of over 100 science and technology writers publishing articles that reached millions of readers worldwide. The premise of LadyBits was simple: we knew that women were just as interested in technology as men, despite the industry-wide belief that tech was a man's topic. Five years later, the LadyBits ripple in the publishing industry has spread far beyond the original collective. But our work is far from done.



Redefining the art of self-publishing


science & tech Journalism

As the youngest editor of WIRED, my journalistic work focused on biomedical engineering, post-disaster infrastructure technology, DIY-tech and narrative profiling of industry leaders. My writing has also appeared in VICE//Motherboard, The Atlantic, The Verge, Gizmodo, Popular Science, Psychology Today, and more. I specialize in analytical, technical, long-form feature writing, ghostwriting, immersive reporting, disaster correspondence, character profiling, and more.


reader-funded writing


In 2013, I set off on the journey of a lifetime. With the support of readers like you, I traveled to over 35 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, writing my way around the world. I currently live in Berlin, where I am researching the path forward for online journalism and penning a sci-fi memoir based on my journeys. You can continue to support me my creative endeavors by contributing to my Patreon:

I once told a friend I wanted to be a foreign correspondent. He replied: So go somewhere foreign and correspond.
— Arikia Millikan

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