About Me

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News! Features! Profiles of interesting people! Travel! Books! Comedy!

A freelance writer based in Durham, North Carolina and Portland, Oregon, I love to tell well-researched, human-centered stories, and in my writing, I aim to create space for women and people of color.

I’ve written features, investigative reports, book reviews, author interviews, travel tips, SEO content, and essays for Elite Daily, Portland MonthlyWillamette Week, Travel Portland, Matador Network, TheManual.com, the Portland State Vanguard, and more.

I am also currently researching and writing about abortion in America for my MFA in Creative Nonfiction. My aim is to take the abstract, often dehumanizing conversations we have about the procedure and translate those to the lived experiences of women who have terminated pregnancies.

Born and raised in South Jersey, the East Coast ethos informs my ambitious, high quality work, not to mention my love of cheesesteaks and Wawa. In my spare time, I enjoy taking my overly-anxious dog running, starting DIY projects and giving up halfway through, and exploring the world whenever I can.

I’m always looking to expand my writing horizons, so for inquiries about potential projects, please email me at lisadunnwriter@gmail.com.

Find my writing here:

News & Politics | Features | Arts & Culture | Travel

I maintain a half-assed web presence, too:

Twitter | LinkedIn