I am an American born writer, ghostwriter, journalist, editor, publisher, and parrot trainer currently based in Berlin. I have traveled to 38 countries and counting. My journalistic writing focuses on how science and technology are impacting the future of humanity. I am currently immersed in the production of a novel and not accepting new editorial clients. For speaking and other invitations, please use the contact form above. To subscribe to one of my regularly updated mailing lists, click the button below.



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.




CTRL+X is a research and development agency exploring alternative technological platforms and business models for online media operations. We approach solutions from the perspective that publications should not have to rely on advertising, data mining and other predatory business practices in order to sustain a functional publishing business.


science & tech Journalism

I was promoted to editor at WIRED.com at age 24, making me the youngest editor in the history of the publication. My journalistic work, mainly focusing on biomedical engineering and weird tech, has also appeared in VICE//Motherboard, The Atlantic, The Verge, Gizmodo, Popular Science, Psychology Today, and more. I specialize in narrative profiles and analytical, long-form feature writing.


reader-funded writing


In 2013, I launched LadyBits and 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 endeavours 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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