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Sex & Culture Writer/Editor
About Me

About Me

Mariella Mosthof is a culture writer and editor who covers entertainment, sex & relationships, queer topics, labor issues, mental health, and fertility. She's been working in digital media for 12 years with bylines at VICE, Nylon, Bitch Media, INTO, them., Slate,, and more.


Mariella has appeared on various media panels including HuffPost Live and CBC Radio's q, and she's been tapped as an expert in her field on Dateline NBC. Her work has been cited by the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, the Berkeley Guide To Social Movements and Social Media, and in various anthologies. In 2013, Mariella's work was nominated for a James Beard Media Award. She's also a classically trained actor (Stella Adler Studio-NY, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art-London) who graduated from New York University with a BFA in Drama and a BA in English.

Originally from Chicago, Mariella has lived in New York for the past 16 years, where she spends her free time rallying on behalf of sex workers' rights, being an effervescent party guest, and plotting a queer co-parenting commune. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @mariellamosthof.

Media Appearances

Media Appearances

Dateline NBC
"Into the Dark"
Sept. 2019
Stay Proud Project
"Episode 1: PRIDE"
Jun. 2018


"Panel on Sex & Self-Love"

Feb. 2018


"The Ring Thing" 

Narrative Documentary Feature, Dir. Will Sullivan

Apr. 2018


Bustle Live Panel

"Pulse Orlando Shooting"

Jun. 2016


Bustle Video

 "This Is My Coming Out Story"

Oct. 2015


HuffPost Live

"Deep Dive: LGBTQ Dating Apps"

Jul. 2015


q, CBC Radio

"Have Pride Parades Become All Party And No Protest?"

Jun. 2015

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