Journalist at Large

I am an international writer, ghostwriter, journalist, editor, publisher, and parrot trainer currently based in Berlin. I have traveled to over 38 countries. 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.



breaking through

LadyBits was founded in 2013 by Arikia Millikan. What began as a rejected pitch at WIRED grew to be a collective of over 100 writers publishing hundreds of articles that reached millions of readers worldwide. The premise of LadyBits was simple: we believed that women were interested in technology just as much 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.





science & tech Journalism

Arikia Millikan is an international journalist whose work has appeared in WIRED, VICE/Motherboard, The Atlantic, The Verge, Gizmodo, Psychology Today, and more. She specializes in the creation and maintenance of online publishing networks, analytical long-form feature writing with a focus on science and technology, and gonzo journalism.


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 writing a sci-fi memoir based on my journeys. You can continue to support my creative exploration by contributing a dollar or two a month 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

Podcast: Story in a Bottle

"The most successful founders, venture capitalists, designers, etc. have fascinating stories behind their success."

"Arikia Millikan

is a journalist and entrepreneur with a resume that boasts digitizing traditionally print-centric brands. It’s a career that’s given her a fair share of behind-the-scenes experiences with the epidemic that’s overtaking the industry – the continued and steepening uphill battle of maintaining the right motivation in the world of news and content."


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