Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-Scottish-American writer and artist who lives in Brooklyn. Her writings have appeared in Marie Claire, The Feminist Wire, Bustle, Teen Vogue, The Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping, Ravishly, So to Speak, Jimson Weed, and beyond. In 2014, Folio Magazine named her one of the top 20 media visionaries in their 20s for founding Quail Bell Magazine. Christine is the author of Hispanic & Latino Heritage in Virginia (The History Press) and Ova, a forthcoming chapbook from Dancing Girl Press.
In this episode, Christine tells about how she used an internship to break into journalism, why you need to take the time to identify the places that you want to write for and just pitch them, and how she got her foot into the door with book publishers by using her life experiences and cultural heritage as a means of positioning herself as a subject matter expert.