·       “Five Myths About Valentine’s Day” The Washington Post, 10 February 2019.

·       “On Anniversaries” Love Me True Anthology Caitlin Press, 2018.

·       “To Stay in Love, Sign on the Dotted Line” The New York Times, Modern Love Column, 25 June 2017.

·       “Five Myths about Love” The Washington Post, 14 February 2016.

·       “Middle School Miracles” Skirt, Fall 2015.

·       “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This” The New York Times, Modern Love Column, 11 January 2015.

·       “We Talked About Love” Under the Gum Tree, Issue 5, Fall 2012.

·       “Hypocorism or On Love and Naming” Folio, Fall 2010/ Spring 2011.

·       “Grind, Dose, Tamp, Flush, Pull, Drink” Under the Sun, Summer, 2007.

·       “The Canadian Sandwich” The Vancouver Review, Winter 2007.

·       “Contracting Iris” The Fieldstone Review, Issue 1, April, 2006.

·       “Nor Ever Chaste” Italy, A Love Story, Seal Press, 2005.


·       What You Lose When You Gain a Spouse at The Atlantic

 ·  A Valentine to Aging Women at The Rumpus

·       Women Can Reclaim Power Over Our Bodies—By Talking About Them at The Guardian

·       How to Trust After Trauma at The Rumpus

·       Two Roads Diverged at a Picket Fence at The Rumpus

·       Men Have No Idea What Women Go Through to Have Children at The Guardian

·       Chances are you know a sexual assault survivor. Do you know what to say? at The Guardian

·       It’s Time to Reimagine Consent in our Romantic Lives at The Guardian

·       Surviving the Anxiety of Publishing by Drawing About It at LitHub

·       The Power and Limits of Labels at The Rumpus

·       Am I Too Fat for Love? at The Rumpus

·       #MeToo and the Cult of Desirability at The Rumpus

·       How Do You Break a Heart at The Rumpus

·       Happy Wife, Happy Life at The Rumpus

·       Writing Love and Writing Essays on the Powell’s Books Blog

·      To Stay in Love, Sign on the Dotted Line in the New York Times Modern Love Column

·       Why Do Men Always Want to Settle Down? at The Rumpus

·       Forget ‘Friends’—Why We Really Need to Update the Love Stories We’re Obsessed With at Glamour

·       The Emotional Labor of Listening to Men Complain at The Rumpus

·       You Should Care about My Life at The Walrus

·       Five Myths About Love at The Washington Post

·       To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This in the New York Times Modern Love Column

·       AWP 2014: Writing Feminism in Creative Nonfiction on Brevity Blog

·       Mandy Len on Brian Doyle on Essay Daily

·       Meet the Author: Mandy Len at Under the Gum Tree

·       How to Fall out of Love at The How-To Issue


·       Cover photo, FreeFall Magazine vol. XXIV no. 2