Raised in Los Angeles, and now based in New York, I’ve been writing features, reviews, blogs, and interviews since 1999, when I started contributing to the music section of Terriffichick.com, a webzine for teen girls. (I got the gig because I was the only eleven-year-old that my editor knew who thought Shirley Manson was cooler than Britney Spears.)
Since then, I’ve earned additional credits at outlets that include LA2DAY, CWG Magazine, Fifty100’s Covers, BlvdCentral, Silicon Prairie News, and Cumulus Media. While music has largely remained my focus, I’ve covered just about everything else, from film, fashion, and art, to politics and social justice, to motorcycles and pet gift guides. The intersection of art and politics has been an especially common theme in my work since my first adult writing job with MusicForAmerica.org in 2005.
I started this blog as a space to put out articles I couldn’t otherwise get published. When not at my day job or working on other extra-curriculars, this is where you can find stories I just really wanted to tell.
For additional writing samples, check out my portfolio: http://www.clippings.me/nataliehamingson
Follow me on Twitter @NatalieJill.