Laura Yan is a freelance writer and artist in Brooklyn. Her features, profiles, and reported essays have appeared (or are upcoming) in Wired, GQ, Pacific Standard, GOOD, The Outline, Penthouse, Southwest: the Magazine, Victory Journal, The Awl, & elsewhere. Her stories have been featured in Longreads Best of Arts & Culture Writing 2017 and Longform.org. She has a MFA from the University of British Columbia. She loves deadlines!