Hi, I'm Amy. I'm an award-winning writer and editor covering the environment, health, technology, and culture for a variety of national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Popular Science. I also report for various NPR member stations and shows, host two podcasts (Range podcast and Tell Me About Your Mother) and produce several more through Critical Frequency, the podcast network I co-founded with Maya Francis. Several recent clips are available below. If you're interested in contacting me for editing or writing gigs, or to pitch me a story, shoot me a note at amy dot westervelt at gmail dot com. Thanks!
IN Fall 2018 My book, Forget Having It All: How America ruined motherhood—and how to fix it will be published by Seal Press, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group. The book examines our cultural notions of motherhood, how they impact all women, whether or not they decide to have kids, and what we can do to improve matters. If you have opinions on that topic, or anything else for that matter, feel free to shoot me a note. Thanks!