pleased to meet you

hanna brooks olsen

My friend Josh Lewis took this photo for an article; I don’t usually find Starbucks this enjoyable.

My name is Hanna, and I’m a writer (among other things).

Born and raised in Eugene, I currently live in a tiny apartment in Seattle with my little dog. I’m a co-founding editor of Seattlish.

I’ve written for outlets like the Atlantic, the Huffington Post, the Seattle Met, McSweeney’s, the Stranger, XOJane, The Frisky,  LitReactor, KOMO News, and Bitch Magazine, to name a few. Dan Savage beat me out for Best Local Newspaper Columnist/Reporter. One of my essays is published in an anthology called The Better Bombshell. I’ve been interviewed by NPR, World News with Diane Sawyer, and The Portland Mercury.

I’ve worked in advertising for off and on for years, and currently write for the CreativeLive blog. Titles I’ve held include associate editor, EIC, social media director, and radio on-air personality.

Oh, and in college, I was a janitor and a cocktail waitress.

When I’m not stringing together words or making sounds, I enjoy music on vinyl, bourbon, college football, making impulse purchases at second-hand stores, ballet, and sitting in dark bars with friends.