Writing

In addition to her debut poetry collection, Everything I Left Behind, Alexis has been published in and on Washington Post, Marie Claire, BRIDES, Glamour, Greatist, SELF, Ravishly, On She Goes, Refinery 29, and more. Here are some selected clips:

Personal Essay:

I Took The “Love Languages” Test With My Partner And I See Why People Swear By It (SELF)

I Retired From My Corporate Job At 24 & No, I’m Not Rich (Refinery 29)

I’m not close with my in-laws, and I’ve stopped worrying about that (Washington Post)

When You’re Too Pretty To Be Sick (Lenny Letter)

I Looked Healthier Than Ever, but Inside, I Was Fighting to Feel Normal (Greatist)

How Watching Bravo Together Strengthened My Relationship With My Fiancé (SELF)

I’m a black woman who doesn’t date black men. Sometimes, I feel guilty about that. (Washington Post)

Why I Refuse To Refer To Myself As Mentally Ill (She Knows)

I Gained 30 Pounds This Year… And Finally Learned To Love My Body (Greatist)

How Quitting My Job At The Age of 23 Saved My Life (The Financial Diet)

What 23 Means To Me: My Year With An Invisible Illness (Medium)

My Emotional Support Animal Isn’t The World’s Cutest Scam — He’s An Important Part Of My Life (Greatist)

The Totally-Doable Way I Scored My Designer Wedding Dress For Free (The Financial Diet)

Growing Up Black In America, Where Pretty Doesn’t Look Like You (Greatist)

How I Make 100% Of My Purchases On Credit Cards & Stay Good With Money (The Financial Diet)

Being Pro-Choice Means Respecting My Right Not To Have Kids (Ravishly)

How Your Professional Jealousy May Be Costing You More Than You Think (The Financial Diet)

Op-Ed:

The Backlash To #TakeAKnee Proves We Can’t Be Quiet About Politics Anymore (Harper’s Bazaar)

Dolores Umbridge and Donald Trump Are The Same Person (Marie Claire)

How To Travel With A Chronic Illness (On She Goes)

It’s Time For Taylor Swift To Admit She’s Earned Her Reputation (Glamour)

Catie Warren’s “Stop Crying Rape” Column Missed The Mark (Huffington Post)

A Nontraditional Bride’s Guide To A Traditional Wedding (BRIDES)

Why Halsey’s New Lady Loving Anthem With Lauren Jauregui Matters (Ravishly)

Peer Pressure Can Make You Healthier… Here’s How (Greatist)

Take It Easy: Find The Best All-Inclusive Resorts (On She Goes)

Stop Saying He Or She Is Out Of Your League (Huffington Post)

7 Reasons You Should Have A Man Of Honor (BRIDES)

Reported Feature:

Belly-Button Rings: Where Are They Now? (Racked)

It’s Not Just Kylie Jenner — These 5 Kardashian Empires Have Been Appropriated From Black Culture (Marie Claire)

Rising Rates Of Suicide Highlight A Public Health Crisis: Why We Need The ACA (Ravishly)

5 Men Get Real About How Wedding Planning Is Their Guilty Pleasure (BRIDES)

4 Budgets, 4 Weddings: How These Real Brides Planned The Weddings Of Their Dreams On Four, Very Different Budgets (BRIDES)

Condé Nast’s Exploitation of Writers of Color is Inexcusable (Ravishly)

Copy/Media-Rich:

10 GIFs That Explain What It’s Like To Wear A Swimsuit In Public (Greatist)

The 7 Stages Of Pokemon Go Addiction (Buzzfeed)

How Obsessed Are You With Your Fitbit? (Buzzfeed)